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Cannot Access APEX Using EPG/XDB Other Than a URL with LOCALHOST (Doc ID 1997667.1)

Last updated on JULY 26, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version 4.2.5.00.08 and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Trying to access an APEX instance using a URL which does not use LOCALHOST fails and an error such as (or similar) is displayed.

This webpage is not available 

In short the following URLs fail.

Where as the following works:
  
NOTE : PORT may be 8080, just as example of the the port the XDB HTTP Listener is listening on.
 
This makes it difficult to access the APEX instance from another end user / client machine. 

Cause

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