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Login user with database credential : seen as APEX_PUBLIC_USER

Christophe Newbie
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I'm using Application Express

In the application, the authentication method used is the DB one, so the user (schema) must exist on the DB. This works fine.

For instance, I'm login as SCOTT

Creating the following query
select upper(user) from dual
shows that the real logged user is APEX_PUBLIC_USER and npot SCOTT.

How to create a connection with another "real" username ?
  • 1. Re: Login user with database credential : seen as APEX_PUBLIC_USER
    706722 Newbie
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    I'm not sure if this is possible (to have on user SCOTT than APEX_PUBLIC_USER -> this is always APEX LISTENER user seen in database and as I thin this is always APEX_PUBLIC_USER)

    But U can do workaround -> if U can connect to application via DB credentials use v('APP_USER') and U get what U want (it works in database too, not only in APEX so maybe function getCurrentUser ->

    there check if user is APEX_PUBLIC_USER then return v('APP_USER') and if it's not then return user)

    Maybe APEX just use a connection to authenticate but for the database application and U are always a APEX_PUBLIC_USER. I have never used DB authentication

    Edited by: nirud on 2013-03-29 04:45


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