Before You Begin with Autonomous Database

Before you begin using Autonomous Database, you should be familiar with Oracle Cloud. See Getting Started with Oracle Cloud.

Before you create dedicated Autonomous Database deployments:

  • On Oracle Cloud, purchase a subscription. You cannot create a dedicated Autonomous Database deployment until you do so.

  • Optionally, if you want to leverage an object store for data loading, you need your object store credentials to use with Oracle Autonomous Database, including a username and a password. For details on the required credentials depending on the object store you want to use, see the following:
    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage:
      • username is your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure user name.
      • password is your auth token. See Working with Auth Tokens for more details.
    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic:
      • username is your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic user name.
      • password is your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic password.

After you create dedicated Autonomous Database deployments:

  • Optionally, you can reset the administrator password after you create a dedicated Autonomous Database deployment. While creating a dedicated Autonomous Database deployment, you are required to set the administrator password. If you want to change the administrator password or if you need to unlock the administrator account, see Manage the ADMIN Database User.