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Attempting to connect to APEX using "http://hostname:8080/apex/apex_admin" Prompts for a Username and Password (Doc ID 1518111.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 29, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to login to Apex, the following message is returned:

Windows Security:

The server xxxxxx at XDB requires a username and password.

Warning: This server is requesting that your username and password be sent in an insecure manner (basic authentication without a secure connection).

This happens for the following URLs:



The following has already been implemented as per:

(Doc ID 409082.1) How To Configure XDB Not To Prompt For User And Password

If you wish to have anonymous access to XML DB repository data via HTTP, you must change the XML DB configuration file (located at /xdbconfig.xml in the repository) by adding an additional element "allow-repository-anonymous-access" and set this new element to true, in addition to unlocking the ANONYMOUS user account.



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