OCI #2 – Accessing OCI Console

This recipe shows how to access Oracle Cloud Infrastructure management dashboard.

Before you start, you must have an Oracle Cloud account. See: Cloud Account recipe, if needed.

Oracle Cloud offers a broad variety of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS services. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (new generation IaaS) uses a dedicated dashboard called OCI Console. You can access it through My Services dashboard or bookmark a direct link to OCI Console.

There are two types of users that can sign in to OCI Console: federated and non-federated. The identity of federated users is asserted by a different system called an identity provider using Single Sign-on. Oracle Identity Cloud Service and Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services are two examples of an identity provider.

When you provision Oracle Cloud trial account, your cloud account superuser gets created in Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) and assigned to OCI_Administrators group. If you want to sign in as the superuser or any other user defined in Oracle Identity Cloud Service and assigned to a federated IDCS group, you should choose the SSO option.

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As I mentioned before, there are two ways to access OCI Console.

Method I: Using a direct link

  1. Go to console.region.oraclecloud.com where region is the home region of your account. For example: https://console.uk-london-1.oraclecloud.com
  1. If you haven’t been already logged in, you will be asked to do so.

Method II: Using My Services dashboard

  1. Go to https://cloud.oracle.com/sign-in and sign in to My Services dashboard.
  2. Open the navigation drawer using the three-bar menu in the top left corner.
  3. Expand Services and click on Compute

This is Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console:

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