Access a VM Through a Secure Shell (SSH)

You can access the services and resources that an Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance's VM provides by logging into the VM as the opc user through SSH. You can use any SSH utility you want. For example, if you are using Windows, you might use PuTTY; if you are using Linux, you might use OpenSSH.


  • Only the opc user can remotely connect to your VMs. You cannot use SSH to connect to a VM as the oracle user. After successfully connecting to a VM, tasks such as starting and stopping the server and accessing the administrative logs should only be performed by the oracle user.
  • Oracle pushes regular OPC/PSM related updates to the VMs to support interaction between the Oracle Cloud Portal and the VMs silently. Oracle does not send notifications of these updates as they only affect Oracle owned files and scripts that should not be modified, and the updates do not require any down-time either.
  • VM start and stop is controlled by SSH access. SSH access is not allowed when Oracle SOA Cloud Service quota reaches the limit. When you try to access SSH a quota limit message is displayed.