This is post 3 in my series about a fully freeware CentOS Apex environment

Configure the APEX Listener

Your listener is deployed, but not yet configured. Go to http://localhost:8080/apex/listenerConfigure

We must set parameters in three tabs:

  1. Connection
    • Username: apex_public_user
    • Password: the password as set earlier for this user
    • Connection Type: Basic
    • Hostname: localhost
    • Port: 1521
    • SID: XE
  2. Security
    • Database Validation Function: wwv_flow_epg_include_modules.authorize
  3. Caching
    • Procedure Names: wwv_flow_file*
    • Maximum entries: 500

listener_config_01 listener_config_02 listener_config_03

Click the “Apply” button after you made all changes. The page remembers the settings when you switch between tabs.

As you see I’m configuring from my Windows host towards the Linux guest (running VirtualBox).

Apex is now ready. Have a look at these links:

Creating a workspace:

You can create a workspace by going to : http://localhost:8080/apex


The ADMIN@INTERNAL password is the same as what you used for the SYS and SYSTEM “users” when installing Oracle XE.

That’s it.

13 thoughts on “Fully freeware APEX environment III: The APEX listener

  1. Hi,

    Thank you very much for help.
    The problem was that I did not executed step “ Updating the Images Directory When Upgrading from a Previous Release” @apxldimg.sql


  2. Hi guys! I’ll do appreciate You if You explain, why links below results to 404, while apex 4.2 itself http://localhost:8080/apex/ works correctly?


    And guys, would You explain about /i/. I’ve read in Apex 4.2 documentaion about creating i.war. It seems that i.war after deploying must be analogue of an alias /i/… It doesn’t work for TomCat also. But the only approach that works is copyng /images into /webapps/ROOT/i

    How i can change that place?

  3. If anyone is still here, thanks! This has been very helpful to me. I am installing am installing apex-4.2.3 and apex-listener-2.0.5 using Oracle-XE on an Oracle-Linux box.

    I have gotten as far as configuring the apex_listener by browsing to http://localhost:8081/apex/listenerConfigure but at that point firefox switches to http://localhost:8081/apex/not-yet-configured. The page is displayed, but it has no tabs or anyway to enter parameters.

    (Note: my tomcat6 is configured to use port 8081)

    Is there a way to configure apex_listener by editing files?



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