Signing Up for a Trial Oracle Java Cloud Service

Overview

Purpose

This tutorial covers how to sign up for a trial Oracle Java Cloud Service.

Time to Complete

Approximately 1 hour

Introduction

Oracle customers interested in Oracle Cloud can work through this tutorial, which shows how to start a free trial for Oracle Java Cloud Service. Oracle Java Cloud Service is designed to have Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications deployed to it. Oracle Database Cloud Service is also provisioned, so that applications deployed to Oracle Java Cloud Service can access a database. This tutorial also shows how to access the Java Cloud Services Control console, where you can monitor Oracle Java Cloud Service.

Scenario

This tutorial assumes that you are an Oracle customer who is interested in using Oracle Cloud for Java EE applications.

Prerequisites

Before starting this tutorial, you should have an Oracle.com account.

Accessing Oracle Cloud and Provisioning Oracle Java Cloud Service

In this section, you access Oracle Cloud and sign up for a trial Java Cloud Service.

  1. Open a web browser and enter or click the following URL:

    https://cloud.oracle.com

  2. On the Oracle Cloud screen, click Free 30-Day Trial.

    Oracle Cloud. Try it button

    Note: The trial begins on the date that you activate your trial subscription to an Oracle Cloud service. It does not begin on the date that you request the trial.

  3. In the Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) section, under Java, click Try it.

    Try it button under PaaS
  4. On the Sign In screen, enter your Oracle.com username and password, and click Sign In.

    Sign in screen
  5. On the Account Information screen, select or enter the following, and then click Next:

    • User Name (this might already be filled in)
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Work Phone
    • Company
    • Country
    • Address (street address in two lines)
    • City
    • State
    • Zip/Postal Code
    Account Information screen
  6. On the User Verification screen, click Request Verification Code, and then click Next.

    Note: If you are an Oracle employee, you can select the "Bypass user verification step" check box to avoid this new mobile phone verification step.

    User Verification screen
  7. On the Request Verification Code screen, enter a mobile phone number where Oracle can send a verification code, and click Send Text Message.

    Request Verification Code screen
  8. Check your phone for a text message from Oracle Cloud. The verification code is valid for 48 hours.

  9. On the User Verification screen, enter the verification code, and then click Next.

    User Verification screen
  10. On the Service Details screen, make a note of the service information, read and accept the terms and conditions of the trial agreement, and then click Request Trial.

    In this tutorial:

    • Service Name: The assigned name is javatrial9843. The Java Service name must be unique within the identity domain.
    • Identity Domain: The assigned name is usoracletrial10952. The identity domain name must be unique, and so it is assigned to you.
    • Data Region: The assigned name is North America. This field appears only when you create an identity domain.
    Service Details screen
  11. The Review Summary screen indicates that the request has been received. Oracle Database Cloud Service is included in the service request because it is associated with it.

    Review Summary screen

    Within a few minutes after submitting the request for Oracle Java Cloud Service, you will receive an email acknowledgment about your trial request, and then Oracle Cloud will send a welcome email when your service is ready for activation.

Activating Your Trial Subscription

When your trial subscription is ready to be activated, you will receive an email from Oracle Cloud. You then use the My Account application to activate your service. You can navigate to the service activation in two ways: from the email or from My Account. After using either method to activate your service, you need to change your temporary password.

Using the Activation Link in the Email from Oracle Cloud

One way to activate a trial is to use the activation link in the email from Oracle Cloud. Oracle sends the email when your service is ready to be activated.

  1. Open the email that you received from Oracle Cloud. The subject line is "Welcome to Oracle Cloud. Activate your trial."

  2. Review the detailed information about your service.

  3. Click the Activate order link to start the activation task.

    Service submitted

Opening My Account to Activate Trials Directly

Note: If you activated your trial subscription by using the email link, you can skip this section, which describes an alternate way to activate a trial subscription.

Another way to activate the service is on the Platform Services tab on the My Account page. There, you may see that the service request has been initialized, but it is not yet ready for activation. Revisit this page when the service request is ready to be activated.

  1. Sign in to My Account.

    1. Open your web browser and go to the Oracle Cloud website:

      http://cloud.oracle.com

    2. Click Sign In and then click Sign In to My Account.

    3. Enter your Oracle.com account credentials and click Sign In. The Dashboard page in My Account opens.

  2. Click Platform Services.

    Platform Services
  3. When the service request is ready to be activated, click Activate.

    Activate button

    Your service is submitted for activation.

    Service submitted

    Your service activations are being processed on the Platform Services. After your activation is processed (usually within a few minutes), you will receive a "Welcome to Oracle Cloud" email.

    Service activations being processed

Creating a Password

After your activation is processed (usually within a few minutes), you will receive a "Welcome to Oracle Cloud" email that contains URLs for My Account Administration, My Services, Java Cloud Services - Trial console, and Oracle Database Cloud Service - Trial.

  1. Open the Oracle Cloud email whose subject line is "Welcome to Oracle Cloud." In the email, notice that the My Services Administration Details section displays the Services Administration or Identity Administration URL and a temporary password. Keep the email open.

    Note: URLs and other details are blurred in the screenshots because they will be in your email.

    Welcome to Oracle Cloud email
  2. Click the My Services URL to change the temporary password of the Identity Domain administrator.

    My Services Administration Details
  3. On the "Sign In to Oracle Cloud" screen, enter the user name, password, and identity name from the email, and then click Sign In.

    Note: For the purpose of this tutorial, the identity domain name is usoracletrial10952. Your identity domain name will be different.

    Sign in to Oracle Cloud
  4. On the Password Management screen, create a new password to replace the temporary one.

    1. Enter the temporary password in the Old Password field.
    2. Review the Password Policy rules.
    3. Enter a new password in the New Password and Re-Type New Password fields.
    4. Select challenge questions and enter the answers. You will need these security questions in case you forget your password.
    5. Click Submit.
    Password Management area
  5. Close the web browser window. If you are using a web browser that has one session for all windows and tabs, close all web browser windows.

Monitoring the Status of Oracle Java Cloud Service

After Oracle Java Cloud Service is provisioned, you can monitor it in the Java Cloud Services Control console.

  1. Open your welcome email and click the link for the Java Cloud Services Control console in the Service Details section.

  2. Enter the Service administrator's credentials, and then click Sign In.

    In this tutorial, the credentials are the same as the Identity Domain administrator's credentials:

    The user name is edgar.*******@*******.com.
    The password is the new value just set.
    The identity domain is usoracletrial10952. (Your identity domain will be different.)

    Java Service Console
  3. Explore the Java Cloud Services Control console for your Oracle Java Cloud Service.

    If you are familiar with Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control or Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, you will recognize some of the console elements. The console displays much information about Oracle Java Cloud Service:

    • Its availability under Performance Summary
    • JDBC usage
    • Information on servlets and JSPs
    • A data sources table
    • A response and load graph
    • A list of Oracle Java Cloud Service jobs
    • A list of deployed applications
    • A list of shared libraries
    • Two charts on resource usage
    Java Service Console
  4. After you explore the console, click Log Out.

    Log Out

Summary

In this tutorial, you learned to:

  • Access Oracle Cloud
  • Provision Oracle Java Cloud Service
  • Access the Java Cloud Services Control console to monitor Oracle Java Cloud Service

Resources

Credits

  • Lead Curriculum Developer: Edgar Martinez
  • Curriculum Developer: Bill Bell
  • Other Contributors: Reza Shafii

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