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How to Use the Standalone APEX Listener 1.x (Doc ID 1190053.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 09, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle REST Data Services - Version 1.1.0 to 1.1.4 [Release 1.1]
Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version 3.2.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


NOTE: Running the APEX Listener 1.x in "standalone" mode is neither recommended nor supported in a production environment. The capability to run it in this manner is only intended for testing purposes.  Standalone mode does NOT support HTTPS.


 Starting with version, it is possible to run the APEX Listener from the command line without the installation of a J2EE web server, such as WebLogic, OC4J or Glassfish. This configuration is useful for running APEX in a desktop environment or as a debugging tool for APEX and / or  APEX Listener in a standard web server environment.

Running the APEX Listener in standalone mode will overwrite any existing apex-config.xml in the <> location:

Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Local Settings\Temp\apex
UNIX: /tmp/apex

Make sure to create a back up of the existing apex-config.xml file,  prior to running the APEX Listener in standalone mode.


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In this Document
 Running the APEX Listener Standalone
 Standalone APEX Listener Configuration Options

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