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

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10.1. Locking Down Your Application

Once you have finished your development efforts, or when you reach a temporary pause in your development efforts, you probably want to have some kind of lockdown of your application. In fact, you very well may want to limit some types of access to your application even during the development process.

Try It Out: Locking Down Your Application

Oracle APEX provides the capability to limit access through a configuration parameter for the application.

  1. Go to the main development page for your application, and click on Shared Components.

  2. Click on the Definition link under Application and then on the Availability button to isolate the section shown in Figure 10-1.

    Figure 10-1. Figure 10-1

You can see that you have been working all this time with a particular availability setting of Available with Edit Links. This setting is the most generous, which is what you wanted when you were first learning about the environment. With this setting, you can access the edit menu links at the bottom of the page when you are logged into the development environment in the same browser session.

There are six other availability options:

  • Available: The application is available without any specific restrictions to all, but without any access to the edit links at the bottom of the page for any users.

  • Available to Developers only: Access is limited to those users defined as ...

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