Running Visual Builder Apps On Other Servers (and On-Premises) by Shay Shmeltzer


Ever since we released Oracle Visual Builder a frequent request has been “can I take the app and run it anywhere I want?”. With the latest version of Visual Builder the answer is Yes! This means that you can take apps you built in the Oracle Cloud and host it in other web servers. (Development is still cloud based only).

Note that if you decide to take the visual builder server out of the picture, you are going to lose some of the functionality that runs on the Visual Builder Cloud Server, specifically:

· Business Objects – these run on the VB backend – so if you are not going to use our backend – you won’t have a place to run them. (You could still run that part on the VB backend, and have your app UI served from another server).

· Identity Cloud – Visual Builder leverages Oracle’s Identity Cloud to manage users and roles as well as authentication and authorization. If you are not using the VB Cloud hosting platform, it is up to you to manage these aspects of your app.

· Visual Builder proxy – On the Visual Builder server we have a piece of software (called the authentication proxy) that manages connections to REST services. The proxy handles things like passing in credentials and eliminating CORS (you can read more about the roles of the proxy and when to use it in this blog entry). If you don’t want to use this piece of software you need to switch the connection of the services you define in VB to “Direct (bypass proxy)” and then the calls are being done directly from the browser to the remote REST service.

If you are fine with these limitations, or if you have other solutions for these requirements, you can host your Oracle Visual Builder app on another web server without needing to access the VB server. Read the complete article here.

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