Restore APEX applications using APEX Applications Archive
Now that we successfully installed the Apex Applications Archive application and archived (backed up) your applications, we can now test the restore functionality of the archive applications. Lets say you accidentally deleted an application and your local backups you made (or not) are lost as well. Follow the steps below to restore APEX applications:
- Log back into APEX Application Archive (Application Builder -> APEX Application Archive -> run)
- Once logged in, go to Archived Content by clicking on the tab at the top left hand of the screen
- After reviewing the summary, click on the “Restore Content” button:
To install the app, do the following:
Navigate to Oracle Application Express home page
Click the Application Builder
Click the Workspace Utilities button
Click the Export list item
Locate your file and click it’s associated install link
Log back into APEX Application Archive (Application Builder -> APEX Application Archive -> run)
Once logged in, go to Archived Content by clicking on the tab at the top of the screen
Click on download link and save the archived application locally.
Navigate back to the Oracle Application Express home page and go to Application Builder and re-install the app as you were importing a new application.
Oracle APEX Application Archive is a valuable tool, however, no backup is 100% guaranteed. Always have multiple backups strategies for your data and applications.
For more information on restoring APEX applications, please feel free to contact us:
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Revion offers a full suite of managed services such Oracle APEX and HIPAA hosting – https://www.revion.com/oracle-apex-hosting/
We frequently receive questions on what printing options are available from Revion’s APEX services. Revion now offers 3 printing options for Oracle APEX.
- Oracle BI Publisher – this option is included and integrated with all of our APEX hosting plans
- PLPDF – this option is included as well. Just open a ticket and we will add this feature to your workspace
- AOP (APEX Office Print) – AOP is add-on $20 for APEX RD/RS plans and it’s included free in APEX R6 and up plans
To view Revion’s APEX plans, just click here – https://www.revion.com/oracle-apex-hosting
If you have any questions or comments regarding APEX printing, please let us know.
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Exciting news regarding Revion’s APEX hosting services… Revion will offer APEX 18.1 hosting in July! All APEX instances will be upgraded starting in the beginning of July.
If you would like to test your application on APEX 18.1 prior to the upgrade, please contact @revionsolutions for an APEX 18.1 test workspace. With APEX 18.1 is comes a host of improvements over previous versions.
For more info on APEX 18.1, please refer to the following link – https://blogs.oracle.com/apex/announcing-oracle-apex-181
The healthcare industry was late to the cloud. The reason for the lateness was the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA dictates the rules for storing and transmitting electronic health data. It was established by US Congress in 1996. HIPAA consists of privacy rules, security rules and breach notification rules for health data. Therefore, the cloud had to be ready for HIPAA hosting before the healthcare industry could make a move.
Key Terms Regarding HIPAA Hosting Compliance
The following terms are relevant to understanding HIPAA compliance:
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): Passed in 1996. A law created in the US to facilitate the sharing of health data in a secure manner.
- Protected Health Information (PHI): Data collected about patients are called PHI. Anyone handling the data has to follow strict rules and protocols to ensure the security and integrity of the PHI data. Electronic protected health information is recognized as ePHI.
- Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH): Passed in 2009. Together HIPAA and HITECH determine the process of handling PHI data.
- Business Associate Agreement (BAA): Anyone who handles sensitive PHI data for healthcare is considered a business associate. The contract between the business associate and the customer is the BAA.
HIPAA Compliance for Hosting
HIPAA is a comprehensive piece of legislation that covers a lot of ground. Health and Human Services (HHS) define these rules:
- Privacy Rule: Rules and regulations about the use and disclosure of PHI.
- Security Rule: Rules and regulations about protecting ePHI.
- Breach Notification Rule: Rules and regulation about how to handle information flow after a breach.
The implementation of the HIPAA laws is left to the organization. The organization has to prepare and be audit-ready.
The purpose of HIPAA is to protect the PHI data. The hosting organization will have to comply with the HIPAA rules. There also needs to be an audit trail. The hosting service and the business associate both have to maintain their own log files.
Also, HIPAA hosting service and the business associate are bound by the BAA or Business Associate Agreement. It is a contract between the two parties. The BAA should clarify the responsibilities of each party.
The Shared Responsibility Model
An important point to understand is that HHS doesn’t directly recognize the HIPAA hosting provider as HIPAA-compliant. The compliance is achieved using the shared responsibility model. Responsibilities are divided as follows:
- HIPAA hosting service is responsible for the physical infrastructure and environment according to HIPAA best practices.
- The customer is responsible for managing workloads except for physical infrastructure.
In other words, healthcare customer is responsible for designing and maintaining the application. The HIPAA-compliance of application layer is the customer’s responsibility. Any issues regarding the physical infrastructure will remain the HIPAA hosting services responsibility.
For example, the hosting service will provide vulnerability scanning, anti-virus protection, two-factor authentication to the customer portal, and more. The healthcare customer will be responsible for vulnerability assessment of the application, access control on the application layer, client-side data encryption, and more. Thus, the shared responsibility model is a vital part of the HIPAA compliance review process.
As a result, HIPAA hosting solutions can effectively protect ePHI data. It is a high-quality affordable solution that makes sense for modern healthcare institutions.
Revion Solutions Incorporated has been providing compliance ready solutions for over a decade. Please contact us today to discuss how we can help make HIPAA compliance hosting work for you:
It was an honor for Revion Solutions Incorporated to help sponsor such a great event – Franklin Elementary School Kindness Walk. We are so proud of the students for all of the amazing acts of kindness that they shared with the community. Congratulations to Franklin Elementary School on hitting their fundraising goal! Here is a nice little write up of the event in the Chicago Tribune – http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-prh-franklin-kindness-tl-1019-20171013-story.html
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We’re pleased to announce two-step verification as an optional extra layer of protection for your Revion.com portal account . Once enabled, logging in will require a six-digit security token in addition to your username and password.[sws_divider_basic]
First step is to download a FREE app for your mobile device, for the purpose of this tutorial, we will use Google Authenticator (recommended) and the Iphone. However, any app that supports the Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) algorithm can be used to generate the security token for you.
Step 2: Login to the Revion.com Customer Portal. You can enable this new feature by clicking on top right corner under “Hello Jonn!”=> Edit Account Details => Security Settings from within the Customer Portal , and then “Enable Two-Factor Authentication”. You’ll be shown your shared secret passphrase and its QR code, which you can scan into your two-factor app. Install one of these apps, scan the QR code shown in the Revion.com Portal, and then use the app to generate a secure token every time you log in. Again, any app that supports the Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) algorithm can be used to generate the security token for you. Please see screens below:
Step 3: Open downloaded Google Authenticator App and tap Begin Step. We recommend to Scan Bar Code as displayed in Customer Portal Page and as per screenshot #3 above. Please follow these screen shots:
Step 4: After you successfully scanned bar code you will receive 6 digit pass code as per screenshot #3 above. These numbers are changed every 60 seconds. Please enter displayed number into Verification Step. See below. You are now all set! You should get successful message and backup key as per below screen shots. If you ever get locked out we can always reset your security settings. You may also disable two-factor security settings by going to clicking on top right corner under “Hello Jonn!”=> Edit Account Details => Security Settings. from within the Customer Portal
SSL Certificates at deep discounted price!
We are happy to announce that Revion.com now offers SSL certificates to our customers. Whether you are looking to protect your website or application, Revion has the right certificate for the job. You can now purchase SSl certificates Comodo, Geotrust, RapidSSL and Symmantec directly thru your client portal at competitive prices. Help establish confidence and trust with your customers and purchase an SSL certificate today!