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Beginning Oracle® Application Express by Paul Turley, Chris Leiter, Dan Wood

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10.5. Administration

You have developed an application and deployed that application to a production instance. Before leaving the APEX environment, you will want to prepare yourself for the longer term by understanding some of the basic administrative tools available to you.

10.5.1. Administrator Levels

The administrative tools in APEX are only available to those who have the proper access rights, but there are different levels of administrator rights. You already saw one of these levels when you defined users in the last chapter. As you defined a user, you were asked if the user was to be a workspace administrator.

A workspace administrator can monitor and manage a specific workspace. When you signed up for a hosted APEX account, your user was automatically granted administration rights for your workspace. The subsequent sections of this chapter will examine the privileges given to workspace administrators, including the right to grant other users administrative rights to the workspace.

A higher level of administration rights gives a user APEX Administrator privileges. An APEX Admin can control privileges for the entire APEX installation, which cuts across all workspaces in that installation. These rights include:

  • The ability to set login controls for all workspaces in the installation as a default.

  • The ability to add specific tasks to the task lists that appear in the APEX development environment.

  • The ability to add themes to public repository, making them available to all workspaces ...

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