Overview of Location-Based Access

You can use location-based access to control user access to tasks and data based on their roles and computer IP addresses.

To enable location-based access and make a role public, you must have the IT Security Manager role. You can make a role public only when location-based access is enabled. To enable location-based access, you must register the IP addresses of computers from which the users usually sign in to the application.

Let's take an example to understand how location-based access is useful. You want your users to have complete access to tasks or features when they're signed in to the application from your office network. But you want to restrict the access if the users are signing in from a home computer or an internet kiosk. To control the user access, you must enable location-based access and register the IP addresses of your office computers on the Security Console. Users have complete access to the tasks or features if they sign in from office computers. If they sign in to the application from an unregistered computer, they can view and access only the generic tasks that aren't tied to any particular role. From an unregistered computer, they can't access the role-based tasks, which they could access from office.

What Happens When You Enable Location-Based Access

When you enable location-based access, users who sign in to the application from registered IP addresses have complete access to all tasks. On the other hand, users signing in from unregistered IP addresses have no access to their role-based tasks and data. However, you can grant complete access to these users too, when required. You can also grant public access (access from all IP addresses) to certain roles. The users associated with those roles can access all tasks, no matter which IP address they sign in from.


To make sure that an administrator can regain access to Oracle Applications Cloud if an accidental account lock out occurs, the administrator must have the following settings configured:

  • A valid email

  • The IT Security Manager role

  • Email notifications are enabled