methods to securely connect to Autonomous Database.
- About Connecting to an Autonomous Database Instance
After you create database users, applications and tools connect to Autonomous Databases using Oracle Net Services (also known as SQL*Net). Oracle Net Services enables a network session from a client application to an Oracle Database server.
- Connect to Autonomous Database Using a Client Application
Autonomous Database is preconfigured to support Oracle Net Services (a TNS listener is installed and configured to use secure TCPS).
- Download Database Connection Information
You can download Oracle client credentials, wallet files, from an Autonomous Database instance.
- Connect to Autonomous Database Using Oracle Database Tools
Oracle Database Tools such as SQL Developer, SQL*Plus, and SQLcl can be used with Autonomous Database.
- Connect with Built-In Oracle Database Actions
You can access Database Actions from Autonomous Database. Database Actions provides development tools, data tools, administration, and monitoring features for Autonomous Database. Using Database Actions you can run SQL statements, queries, and scripts in a worksheet.
- Connect with JDBC Thin Driver
Autonomous Database mandates a secure connection that uses Transport Layer Security (TLSv1.2).
- Preparing for Oracle Call Interface Connections
Using TLS with Oracle Call Interface connections with newer Oracle Instant Client/Oracle Database Client versions, a wallet is not required. For TLS connections with Oracle Call Interface running on older Oracle Instant Client/Oracle Database Client versions, a wallet is required for both mTLS authenticated connections and TLS authenticated connections.
- Predefined Database Service Names for Autonomous Database
tnsnames.ora file provided with the credentials zip file contains the database service names that allow you to connect to your database.
- Connect with Oracle Analytics Desktop
Oracle Analytics Desktop makes it easy to visualize your data so you can focus on exploring interesting data patterns. Just connect to Autonomous Database, select the elements that you’re interested in, and let Oracle Analytics Desktop find the best way to visualize it. Choose from a variety of visualizations to look at data in a specific way.
- Connect with Oracle Analytics Cloud
Oracle Analytics Cloud is a scalable and secure public cloud service that provides a full set of capabilities to explore and perform collaborative analytics for you, your workgroup, and your enterprise.
- Connection and Networking Options and Features
Autonomous Database provides a number of different connection and networking options and features for connecting to a database.