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2.8 Managing Users in an Oracle Application Express Instance

Instance administrators can manage all user accounts within an Oracle Application Express instance on the Manage Developers and Users page. User accounts are particularly useful if a workspace utilizes Application Express Authentication.

When setting up user accounts, Instance administrators can take advantage of some manageability attributes, such as allowing the accounts to be locked, their password to have a fixed lifetime, and their password to require change on first use.

Topics:

2.8.1 Creating New User Accounts

To create a new user account:

Tip:

You can also access the Create/Edit User page by clicking Create User on the Workspace Tasks list on the Instance Administration home page.
  1. Log in to Oracle Application Express Administration Services. See "Logging In To Oracle Application Express Administration Services".

  2. Click Manage Workspaces.

  3. Under Manage Workspaces, click Manage Developers and Users.

    The Manage Developers and Users page appears.

  4. Click Create User.

    The Create/Edit User page appears.

  5. Under User Attributes, enter:

    1. Username - Enter the username used to log in to the system. Restrictions include:

      • Maximum length of 100 characters

      • No spaces

      • Only these special characters are permitted: amerpsand (@) and period (.)

    2. Email Address - Enter the valid email address for this user.

    3. First Name - Enter the first or given name to further identify the user (optional).

    4. Last Name - Enter the last or family name to further identify the user (optional).

    5. Description - Enter comments about this user (optional).

    6. Default Date Format - Specify the default Oracle date format for the user. This option controls the default date format within SQL Workshop.

  6. Under Account Privileges:

    1. Workspace - Select a workspace in which to create the user.

    2. Default Schema - Specify the default schema used for data browsing, application creation, and SQL script execution.

    3. User is an administrator - Select Yes or No to specify if this user should have workspace administrator privileges. Administrators are given access to all components. Additionally, they can manage user accounts, groups, and development services. Components may not be available if they are switched off by Instance Administrators.

    4. User is a developer - Select Yes or No to specify if this user should have developer privileges. Developers create and modify applications and database objects and view developer activity, session state, workspace activity, application, and schema reports.

      Developers must have access to either Application Builder, SQL Workshop, or both. Components may not be available if they are switched off by Instance Administrators.

    5. Application Builder Access - Determines whether a developer has access to the Application Builder.

    6. SQL Workshop Access - Determines whether a developer has access to the SQL Workshop.

    7. Team Development Access - Determines whether a developer has access to the Team Development.

    8. Account Availability - Select Locked to prevent the account from being used. Select Unlocked to allow the account to be used.

  7. Under Password:

    • Password - Enter a case-sensitive password.

    • Confirm Password - Enter the password again.

    • Require Change of Password On First Use - Select No to require this user to change his or her password at first log in. Select Yes to require the user to change the password immediately after logging in the first time.

  8. Click Create or Create and Create Another.

Tip:

An Instance administrator can configure these settings for an entire Oracle Application Express instance and define password complexity policies. See "Enabling Login Controls for All Workspaces". "About Strong Password Policies", and "Configuring Password Policies"

2.8.2 Editing an Existing User Account

To edit an existing user account:

  1. Log in to Oracle Application Express Administration Services. See "Logging In To Oracle Application Express Administration Services".

  2. Click Manage Workspaces.

  3. Under Manage Workspaces, click Manage Developers and Users.

    The Manage Developers and Users page appears.

    This page displays as an interactive report. To customize the report, use the Search bar at the top of the page. See "Customizing Interactive Reports" in Oracle Application Express Application Builder User's Guide.

  4. To edit account details, click the Edit icon adjacent to the user name.

    To learn more about a specific attribute, click the item label. When Help is available, the item label changes to red when you pass your cursor over it and the cursor changes to an arrow and question mark.

  5. Make the appropriate changes.

  6. Click Apply Changes.

2.8.3 Deleting User Accounts

To delete a user account:

  1. Log in to Oracle Application Express Administration Services. See "Logging In To Oracle Application Express Administration Services".

  2. Click Manage Workspaces.

  3. Under Manage Workspaces, click Manage Developers and Users.

    The Manage Developers and Users page appears.

    This page displays as an interactive report. To customize the report, use the Search bar at the top of the page. See "Customizing Interactive Reports" in Oracle Application Express Application Builder User's Guide.

  4. Select a user.

    The Create/Edit User page appears.

  5. Click Delete User.

  6. Confirm your selection and click OK.