Connect with Oracle SQL Developer Version 18.2 or Later

Oracle SQL Developer is a free integrated development environment that simplifies the development and management of Oracle Database in both traditional and cloud deployments.


To connect Oracle SQL Developer to an Autonomous Transaction Processing dedicated database, the system running Oracle SQL Developer must have network access to the database.

To create a new connection to an Autonomous Transaction Processing dedicated database, do the following:

  1. Download the zip file containing client credentials for your database to a secure directory on system.
    This zip file is available for download from the database's Details page in the Oracle Cloud console. For more information, see Download Client Credentials.
  2. Start Oracle SQL Developer and in the connections panel, right-click Connections and select New Database Connection....
  3. Choose the Connection Type Cloud Wallet.
  4. Enter the following information:
    • Connection Name: Enter the name for this connection.

    • Username: Enter the database username. You can either use the default administrator database account (ADMIN) provided as part of the service or create a new schema, and use it.

    • Password: Enter the password for the database user.

    • Connection Type: Select Cloud Wallet (with the older version, SQL Developer 18.2, this is Cloud PDB)

    • Configuration File : Click Browse, and select the client credentials zip file.

    • Service: Enter the service name. The client credentials file provides the service names.

  5. Click Connect to connect to the database.