Restrictions and Limitations for Oracle Application Express with Autonomous Database

This section lists the feature restrictions and limitations of Oracle Application Express when used within the context of Autonomous Database. Certain limitations are required to protect the security and performance of your Oracle Application Express environment.

  • Disabled options in Administration Services:

    Some Application Express Administration Services configuration options are disabled. The following are examples of configuration options that have been predefined by Oracle and cannot be altered:

    • Authentication scheme used to access App Builder ("Database Accounts").
    • Manage Requests - Ability to enable, submit, and approve self-service workspace requests and change requests. For example, Manage Instance, Self-Service Sign Up.
    • Manage Instance, Instance Settings - Security, Instance Settings, and Workspace Purge Setting. Workspace Isolation:

      • Security (HTTP Protocol, Real Application Security, Session Time Out, Workspace Isolation, Region and Web Service Excluded Domains, Authentication Control, Password Policy).

      • Instance Settings (Workspace Creation Provisioning, Email Provisioning, Storage, Email, Wallet, Report Printing, Help, New Workspace Request Size, Workspace Change Request Size, Application ID Range, Background Jobs).

      • Workspace Purge Settings.

    • Web proxy, Oracle Wallet, and print server configuration
    • Daily limits of outbound web service calls and email messages
    • An option to make insecure outbound web service calls
  • Disabled options in Workspace Administration:

    • Make a Service Request - Ability to make service requests for schemas, storage, and termination.
  • The following application authentication schemes are not supported:

    • HTTP Header Variable
    • LDAP Directory
    • Oracle Application Server Single Sign-On
  • Only the following APEX_INSTANCE_ADMIN procedures and functions are supported:

    ADD_SCHEMA
    ADD_WORKSPACE
    GET_PARAMETER
    REMOVE_SCHEMA
    REMOVE_WORKSPACE
    SET_PARAMETER
    VALIDATE_EMAIL_CONFIG
    See APEX_INSTANCE_ADMIN in Oracle Application Express API Reference for more information.
  • SMTP Application Express instance parameters and certain others may be set using the APEX_INSTANCE_ADMIN package.

    See Available Parameter Values in Oracle Application Express API Reference for more information.

  • Oracle Application Express is only available as a Full Development environment. Converting into a Runtime environment is not supported.

  • Vanity URLs or custom domain names are not natively supported.

    See About Customer Managed Oracle REST Data Services on Autonomous Database to learn about an alternative ORDS deployment that can be used to implement vanity URLs.

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Web Application Firewall (WAF) service is not natively supported.

    See About Customer Managed Oracle REST Data Services on Autonomous Database to learn about an alternative ORDS deployment that can be used to implement WAF.