Authentication In my previous two posts, I discussed configuring the Apache web server and the APEX Workspace for smart card authentication. With those in mind, I will now look at basic smart authentication within an APEX application. In this architecture, individual APEX applications may now authenticate users through one of two methods: HTTP Header Variable: … Continue reading APEX Authentication with a Smart Card – Part 3 (Application)
Welcome to the second step in the process of configuring Oracle APEX for smart card authentication. In my previous post I demonstrated how to configure an Apache HTTPD server to query a smart card and place the user's certificate Common Name into a header variable named SSL_CLIENT_S_DN_CN. In this post I will describe how to … Continue reading APEX Authentication with a Smart Card – Part 2 (Workspace)
I have written previously on how much I dislike password maintenance. Every chance I get to enable PKI certificate authentication, I take it. Most of my career I have worked in environments where certificate authentication was expected, if not explicitly required, so it wasn't a big leap for me to look at configuring Oracle APEX … Continue reading APEX Authentication with a Smart Card – Part 1 (Web Server)
This guide includes step-by-step instructions to install and configure the Apache HTTPD, Tomcat, Oracle REST Data Services, and Oracle Application Express (APEX) technology stack within a simple, highly available infrastructure. It also describes basic HTTP Header-based user authentication and authorization configuration within an APEX application built within the stack.