20.1.8 About the Advantages of the Application Express Runtime Environment

An Oracle Application Express runtime environment enables you to run production applications, but does not provide a web interface for administration or direct development of these applications.


To ensure the security and performance of your development environment, this functionality is not available in Oracle APEX instances running in Oracle Cloud.

Oracle recommends that you run any sensitive production Oracle Application Express applications with a runtime installation of Oracle Application Express. A runtime installation does not expose the web-based application development environment, thus preventing the use of App Builder, SQL Workshop, and related utilities on a production installation. Additionally, a runtime environment only includes the Oracle Application Express database objects and privileges necessary to run applications, making it a more hardened environment.

See Also:

"Installing Exported Applications in a Runtime Environment" in Oracle APEX Administration Guide