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Oracle Cloud : Free Tier Account Sign-Up

This article demonstrates how to sign up for an Oracle Cloud Free Tier account, giving you access to a number of free tier services.

The screens change a little with each quarterly release of Oracle Cloud. Even so, the screen shots in this article will give you a good idea of what is involved.

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Sign Up

Open a browser and go to https://www.oracle.com/cloud/free/. Click the "Start for free" button.


Enter your email address and Country, then click the "Next" button.

Create Account

Enter your details and click the "Next: Verify Mobile Number" button. You might get an address validation message. If so, follow the instructions.

Enter Account Details

Wait for the SMS message to confirm the mobile number. Enter the verification code, then press the "Verify Code" button. If you have problems with this step, click the "Chat Support" link and they can verify the number for you.

Verify Mobile Number

Enter your password and click the "Next: Payment Information" button.

Enter Password

Click the "Add Credit Card Details" button, and add a card as instructed. The screen explains you will only be charged if you upgrade the account.

Payment Information

Once you've added a credit card, check the terms and conditions checkbox and click the "Complete Sign-Up" button.

Payment Information

Wait while the account is created. Once complete you will be presented with the "Sign In" screen. Enter the credentials (email and password) you supplied during the sign up process.

Sign In

You will be presented with the entry screen.


You can use the "Quick Actions", or click the hamburger menu at the top-left to see the full list of actions.

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Next Steps

Here are some articles to get you started using the services on Oracle Cloud.

You can also try using Terraform to automatically deploy Oracle Cloud services.

For more information see:

Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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