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How To Determine The Difference Between An IDCS Federated and Non-Federated Account On OCI (Doc ID 2455077.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 19, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Currently Oracle Cloud supports two identity systems:

1) Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) allows access to the My Services portal, to the PaaS services and can be used it self as a single sign in service similar to competitive products like Okta and Azure Active Directory.

2) OCI Identity is used to access and control cloud compute, network and storage instances within Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Bridge the gap with IDCS Federation

IDCS Federation connects your IDCS Identities to your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Identities. Federation allows you Single Sign-on and Identity administration across Oracle Cloud and OCI.

IDCS Federation is enabled by default for customers who joined Oracle Cloud after January 2018. As of today more than 90% of Oracle's Cloud customers are IDCS federated.

Customers who are not yet federated may chose to opt-in to get these benefits.

Troubleshooting Steps

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In this Document
 Bridge the gap with IDCS Federation
Troubleshooting Steps
 Federation Concepts
 When you purchase an Oracle Cloud account your welcome email contains the following information
 Actions that you should do after receiving the initial welcome email
 Can I log in directly to OCI without logging into My Services after federation?
 What is the best browser to use OCI? Is there any best practice suggestions from Oracle?
 How do I know if I am federated or not?
 What do I do if I am unable to log in? How do I reset my password?

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