1 Get Started

Welcome to Oracle Digital Assistant. Let’s go through what you need to do to set up an Oracle Digital Assistant instance.

About Oracle Digital Assistant

Digital Assistant is an environment for creating digital assistants and then deploying them on the channel of your choice. With Digital Assistant, you create:

  • Digital assistants, which are virtual concierges that help users accomplish a variety of tasks in natural language conversations. Functionally, a digital assistant is a master chatbot that has a portfolio of skills.

  • Skills, which are individual bots that are focused on specific types of tasks, such as tracking inventory, submitting time cards, and creating expense reports.

    You can add skills to digital assistants or deploy them to a channel on their own.

Plan Your Work

With Digital Assistant, you complete some basic setup steps, and then Oracle takes care of service management, patching, backup and restore, and other service lifecycle tasks.

These are the basic steps:

  1. If necessary, sign up for and activate a new Oracle Cloud account.
  2. Sign in to Oracle Cloud and navigate to Digital Assistant in the Infrastructure Console.
  3. Create your Digital Assistant service instance.
  4. Create accounts for your users and assign them appropriate privileges and roles.
  5. Launch the Digital Assistant application development page.

New Oracle Cloud Account

Follow these steps to create a new Oracle Cloud account.

Task Description More Information

Place an order for Digital Assistant or sign up for a free Oracle Cloud promotion

Signing up for the free Oracle Cloud promotion is as easy as creating a new Oracle Cloud account.

Sign up for free credits in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud

Sign up for your Oracle Cloud Account in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud

Activate your Oracle Cloud account

You receive a welcome email when your account is ready. To activate your account, you must sign in with the credentials provided in the email.

Activate Your Order from Your Welcome Email in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud

Sign in to Oracle Cloud for the first time

Click the Get Started with Oracle Cloud link in your welcome email and sign in. You’re prompted to change your password.

Sign In to Oracle Cloud For the First Time

When you activate your Oracle Cloud order, you get the Cloud Account Administrator role. This role gives you full administration privileges on the cloud account, so you can complete all aspects of Digital Assistant setup and create other users. There’s no need to delegate this responsibility, but if you want someone else to set up Digital Assistant, you can add more users and assign them to the required roles.

Existing Oracle Cloud Account

If you already have an Oracle Cloud account, sign in to it. See Sign In to Your Account From the Oracle Cloud Website.

Service Administrator Role

When you activate your Oracle Cloud account, you get the Cloud Account Administrator role, ServiceAdminstrator. This role gives you full administration privileges on the cloud account, so you can complete all aspects of Digital Assistant setup and create other users. There’s no need to delegate this responsibility, but if you want someone else to set up Digital Assistant, you can add more users and assign them to the required roles. See Next Steps.

Sign In to Your Cloud Account

If you don't already have an Oracle Cloud account there are a few more steps you have to go through.

If you've already got an Oracle Cloud, skip to Sign In to Your Account From the Oracle Cloud Website.

Sign In to Oracle Cloud For the First Time

After you sign up for the free Oracle Cloud promotion or sign up for a paid account, you’ll get a welcome email. The email provides you with your cloud account details and sign in credentials.

  1. Open the welcome email and scroll down to the Access Details section.

  2. Note the user name and password, and then click Access your Cloud Services.

  3. Enter the user name and temporary password from the welcome email and click Sign In.

  4. When prompted, change your password.

Sign In to Your Account From the Oracle Cloud Website

If you don’t have access to your Welcome email, or if you already have an Oracle Cloud account, you can sign in from the Oracle Cloud website.

To sign in via the Oracle Cloud website, you must have:

  • The name of your Cloud Account, if you are signing in to a Cloud Account with Oracle Identity Cloud Service.
  • The user name and password for your Cloud Account.

If you don’t have this information, then click Account Details on the right side of the Cloud Account sign-in page, and enter the email address associated with the Cloud Account. Oracle will send you an email with a summary of your account information.

To log in to your account from the Oracle Cloud website:

  1. Point your browser to the following URL:
    https://cloud.oracle.com/
  2. Click Sign In at the top of the page.
  3. In the Cloud Account section, select Cloud Account with Identity Cloud Service.
  4. Enter the name of your Cloud Account. You’ll find the Cloud Account name in your welcome email.
  5. Click Next to sign in.