Signing Up for Oracle Database Service for Azure

To start your Oracle Database Service for Azure sign up, visit the sign up website at https://signup.multicloud.oracle.com/azure.

You will be prompted to sign in to your Azure account and consent to the permissions required to initiate the account linking with Azure:


This image so the Azure permissions request form displayed at the beginning of the Oracle Database for Azure sign up process.

After logging into Azure, you will see the Welcome to Oracle Database for Azure page.

From this page, you choose which deployment path you want to take, automated configuration or guided account linking.


his image shows the Oracle Database for Azure Welcome page for new signups.

Onboarding Options: Automated or Guided

When you sign up for Oracle Database Service for Azure, you have two onboarding options .

  • Fully-automated configuration: This option links the Azure subscriptions that you specify to ODSA, and configures ODSA users and permissions for you. Identity federation for your OCI account is created for you, with Azure Active Directory as the identity provider. If you do not have an existing OCI account, a new account is created for you during the sign up. If you do have an OCI account, it is linked to your Azure account during the sign up.

    The fully-automated configuration option simplifies account linking and ODSA configuration, and takes just a few minutes to complete. Because the automation is configuring networking, security and user role assignments, and identity federation on your behalf, this option requires that you grant more permissions to Oracle's account linking program than the guided account linking option. You will be able to see the permissions required by Oracle to complete fully-automated configuration, and you must approve granting these permissions to Oracle before the account linking configuration takes place.

    Just as with the guided account linking option described below, you specify which Azure subscriptions will have access to Oracle Database Service for Azure.

    See Fully-Automated Configuration for instructions.

  • Guided account linking: This option is partially-automated, and allows you to configure user roles and permissions yourself. The process starts on an Oracle sign up page, where you either create an new OCI tenancy, or you link an existing OCI tenancy to your Azure account.

    The guided account linking option requires that you grant the minimum number of permissions to Oracle's account linking software to complete your ODSA deployment. Guided account linking will take longer, as you must do the user role and user group administration, and other ODSA configuration in your Azure account. Creating user federation for your OCI account with Azure Active Directory (AAD) as the identity provider is optional, and must be performed manually. Federating OCI IAM with AAD allows you to log into the regular OCI Console using your Azure credentials. Federation is not required to access the ODSA portal with your Azure credentials.

    If you do not have an existing OCI account, a new account is created for you during the sign up. If you do have an OCI account, it is linked to your Azure account during the sign up. See Guided Account Linking for instructions.