Ok, they are not brand new anymore, they have already been released last month. But in case you are not reading David Peake’s blog or checking regularly the Oracle APEX website on OTN, the APEX team has published the following two new whitepapers:
Check them out!
Most users are lacy and don’t want to enter login credentials each time they start up an Oracle APEX application. They tell you,
“Hey I have already logged in into my computer, can’t you use that information for the APEX application?”.
Sure we can! The NTLM protocol is one way to do that.
Instructions on how to integrate mod_ntlm have been around for quite some time. See the article on HTMLDB Studio and a more up-to-date version by Martin Köb of GreenIT. But that always involves installing mod_ntlm on your Apache.
Jason Straub, a member of the Oracle APEX development team did some digging and found a PL/SQL only solution which doesn’t require mod_ntlm. Have a look at his first blog posting called “NTLM HTTP Authentication and Application Express” and welcome him as new member of the Oracle APEX blogging community!
Jason, welcome and keep blogging such great articles!
Read a very interesting posting on Przemek Piotrowski blog about using the Google Account credentials for an APEX application login.
The method described uses the Google Account Client Login API for verifying the user.
More details at Application Express user authentication using Google Account.
I think that’s a good example of the flexibility of APEX to adapt to the different needs of an application.