Hi,
I plan to write an Oracle Forms Web application that will authenticate users based on their windows login that calls a report.

There are some at my work that are talking about this type of implementation.

CLIENT <-> APACHE WEB SERVER <-> ORACLE APPLICATION SERVER <-> ORACLE DATABASE SERVER

How would I deploy something like this...

Database in the Oracle Database server
Oracle Forms Web Application Pages on the Oracle Application Server?
Configure Apache Web Server to host the pages on the Oracle Application Server?
I dont know why I would need the Oracle Application Server....

Also, is there a way for Oracle Forms Web App to get the userid of the user logged in to their pc?

Thanks

chocobot