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How to Create Quick, Easy, and Protected Read-Only Access to OAS 10g Configuration Files? (Doc ID 337236.1)

Last updated on JUNE 28, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version 9.0.4.0 to 10.1.3.5.0 [Release AS10g to AS10gR3]
Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 9.0.4.0.0 to 10.1.4.3.0 [Release AS10g to AS10gR3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Application Server 10g Enterprise Edition - Version: 9.0.4.0.0 to 10.1.4.3.0

Goal

The goal of this step by step document is to allow browser access to view all the files in the Infrastructure and Mid-Tier $ORACLE_HOME files. This is to speed read-only access to these files, which are desired for various reasons. While one administrator user (ias_admin) controls the configuration, other developers, co-workers may need to view the current configuration without using Application Sever Control or direct access to the server machine. Its also desirable to access these files quickly and efficiently.


 

Note:
This is a "quick and dirty" method to allow anyone to see all files on the file system quickly and easily. The goal here is to allow viewing of the configuration files.

 It is essential that you also protect this access to prevent unprivileged viewing of configuration files.  Opening up your configuration files not meant as a solution on a production environment. It is meant to be an option in a development environment, to quickly access the configuration. (useful or not depends on your needs).

Note that these same concepts are not limited to configuration files. These same steps may be used to setup and configure new locations, and allow special access to them, as part of your production site. This document is applying normal site design and administration concepts for a specific purpose. The actual purpose may differ, based on your needs, applying changes accordingly.

 

 

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Step 1: Create Web Page Interface
 Step 2: Configure Oracle HTTP Server on Mid-Tier
 Step 3: Customize Access Security
 Step 4: Restart
 Step 5: Access
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