Activating Your Trial Subscription

Oracle Cloud sends an email when your trial subscription to a service is ready to be activated.

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About Activating a Trial Subscription

When your trial subscription to a service is ready to be activated, you’ll get an email from Oracle Cloud. You then use the My Account application to activate your service.

Only trial requests that were processed by us can be activated.

You can activate your service from the link in the email we sent or from My Account.

Notes About Activating a Trial Subscription

These are some points to bear in mind when activating a trial subscription.

When you activate a trial subscription, note that:

  • If you activate an Oracle Java Cloud Service trial, both Oracle Java Cloud Service and Oracle Database Cloud Service, which is included with the Java trial, will be activated.

  • If you view the record for the trial service just after activation, the service is listed but it may not be fully activated yet by Oracle. When fully activated, the status is set to Active.

  • When the service activation process is complete, the service and its details will be available in My Services, where you can monitor the status and usage of the service.

    If you already have trial or paid subscriptions to Oracle Cloud services, you can go to My Services before you activate your service. However, if this request is your first request for a trial or paid subscription, you will not have access to My Services until after the activation process.

Activating Trial Subscriptions from the Email Link

One way to activate a trial is to use the activation link provided in the email from Oracle Cloud. We send the email when your service is ready to be activated.

To use the email link to request that we activate your trial subscription:
  1. Open the Welcome email you received from Oracle Cloud.
  2. Click Activate My Trial.
    • If you are not signed in, then the Oracle Sign In page opens. Enter your Oracle.com account user name and password, and click Sign In. The My Account application opens and displays the details page for the service.

    • If you are already signed in to your Oracle.com account, then the My Account application opens and displays the details page for the service. You don’t need to sign in again.

    On the details page for the service, note that the system:

    • Displays a message that indicates the service was submitted for activation. You’ll get another email when the service is active and ready to use.

    • Updates the cloud icon to indicate the current status.

    • Updates the Status field in the Additional Information section to indicate the current status.

For more information about the results, see Notes About Activating a Trial Subscription for a Service.

Activating Trial Subscriptions From Oracle Cloud

If you activated your trial subscription by using the email link, then you can skip this section.

To open My Account to request that we activate your trial subscription:
  1. Sign in to My Account.
    1. Open your web browser and go to the Oracle Cloud website:
    2. Click Sign In and then click Sign In to My Account.
    3. Enter your Oracle.com account user name and password, and click Sign In.
      The Dashboard page in My Account opens.
  2. Navigate to the listing of the trial service that you want to activate.

    service awaiting activation

    Note:
    • The cloud icon and its hover text indicate that the service hasn’t been activated.

    • The Subscription field specifies the date by which you must activate the trial subscription for this service. If you don’t activate the service by the deadline, then Oracle Cloud cancels the subscription.

    • The Activate button, which appears only if the service needs to be activated, is now available.

  3. Click Activate.
    Note that the system:
    • Displays a message at the top of the page that indicates the service was submitted for activation. You’ll get another email when the service is active and ready to use.

    • Places the service listing in alphabetic order on the page.

    • Updates the cloud icon and the Subscription field to indicate that the activation is in progress.

For more information about the results, see Notes About Activating a Trial Subscription for a Service.