A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
In our cloud journey, it begins with creating our Oracle Cloud “Account”.
This will take you to a “getting started” page. Click on “Create a Free Account” to start the registration process.
Choose a cloud account name.
Now, don’t be confused. This is not your login account name, but the name of your cloud subscription.
In this subscription page the meaning is pretty clear, but when we ordered our universal cloud credits is was very confusing. Which is why our Exitas cloud is named petervanspaandonk… . 😉
Fill in the rest of the details and choose a default data region.
Please note that not all regions are created equally. Certain offerings or possibilities are not available in all regions.
For our POC, I choose for the EMEA region.
Enter your mobile number and request a verification code to be sent.
When received, enter it and click on “Verify”.
Once the verification code has been verified you can continue with adding credit card details.
These will not be charged and you will need to change your account type from free to paying before charges will be made.
Finish the registration by confirming the “Terms & Conditions” and click on “complete”.
With the signup is completed, you will receive an email once your account has been setup.
This email contains your username (email address) and a temporary password.
Click on the url in the mail to open the login page and fill in the credentials from the email.
Take note of the first part of the url. This is your identity ID, which will also be used within the rest api.
Provide a new password (conforming to the list of password rules…).
Submit the registration.
Congrats, you have now created your very own Oracle Cloud Account.
And this concludes the first part of this blog series.
Next time, we will start with creating our first database guest in DBaaS.
Oracle Cloud, going down the rabbit hole – Part 2