Unable to Login As Admin In /Pls/Apex/Apex_admin (Doc ID 444333.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (formerly HTML DB) - Version 1.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 21-Aug-2010.
Checked for relevance on 26-Oct-2012

Symptoms

When entering the URL http://host:80/pls/apex/apex_admin the admin page comes up, but it is not possible to login to Apex using the Admin password.

In addition, when the page comes up, it is missing icons. The HTTP Server access_log shows the following for the /pls/apex request:

111.111.11.11 - APEX_PUBLIC_USER [09/Nov/2006:09:25:08 -0500] "GET /pls/apex/apex HTTP/1.1" 302 5
111.111.11.11 - APEX_PUBLIC_USER [09/Nov/2006:09:25:08 -0500] "GET
/pls/apex/f?p=4550:1:4211673041881027 HTTP/1.1" 200 6722
111.111.11.11 - - [09/Nov/2006:09:25:08 -0500] "GET /i/javascript/htmldb_html_elements.js
HTTP/1.1" 403 374
111.111.11.11 - - [09/Nov/2006:09:25:08 -0500] "GET /i/javascript/htmldb_get.js HTTP/1.1" 403 364
111.111.11.11 - - [09/Nov/2006:09:25:08 -0500] "GET /i/css/core_V22.css HTTP/1.1" 403 356
111.111.11.11 - - [09/Nov/2006:09:25:08 -0500] "GET /i/css/htmldb_V2.css HTTP/1.1" 403 357
111.111.11.11 - - [09/Nov/2006:09:25:08 -0500] "GET /i/htmldb/apex_logo.gif HTTP/1.1" 403 360
111.111.11.11 - - [09/Nov/2006:09:25:08 -0500] "GET /i/htmldb/builder/left_curve.gif HTTP/1.1" 403
369
111.111.11.11 - - [09/Nov/2006:09:25:08 -0500] "GET /i/1px_trans.gif HTTP/1.1" 403 353
111.111.11.11 - - [09/Nov/2006:09:25:08 -0500] "GET /i/htmldb/builder/right_curve.gif HTTP/1.1"
403 370

 

Cause

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