After subscribing to Oracle Cloud and activating your Oracle Content and Experience service, you need to create a service instance.
To create an Oracle Content and Experience instance from the Oracle Cloud Console, follow these steps:
Verify That the Cloud Account Administrator Is Part of the OCI_Administrators Group
The administrator who creates the Oracle Content and Experience instance must be part of the OCI_Administrators group. The OCI_Administrators group is created automatically when you have an Oracle Cloud account running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
To confirm that the administrator is a member of this group:
- Sign in to Oracle Cloud as the cloud account administrator. You can find your account name and login information in your welcome email.
- In the Infrastructure Console, click on the top left to open the navigation menu, click Identity, then click Federation. You might need to use the scroll bar on the left to scroll down to see the menu option.
- On the Federation page, click the link to the Oracle Identity Cloud Service Console. This opens the IDCS Console in a new window.
- In the IDCS Console, click , and then click Groups.
- Click OCI_Administrators.
- Click Users to list the group members.
- Verify that the cloud account administrator user is listed.
If the administrator is not a member of OCI_Administrators, you need to add the administrator to the group. See Assign Users to Groups.
Create a Compartment for OCI Object Storage
Compartments are used to organize cloud resources for the purposes of isolation (separating one project or business unit from another), access (through the use of policies), and measuring usage and billing. A common approach is to create a compartment for each major part of your organization (for example, Sales, Human Resources, and so on).
When you create an Oracle Content and Experience instance, you'll be asked to select a compartment for OCI object storage. You can use the root compartment, although you might want to create a new compartment for your service for the reasons mentioned in the preceding text. If you want to use the root compartment, you can skip this procedure and move on to creating your Oracle Content and Experience instance.
To create a new compartment for OCI object storage:
- Return to the Infrastructure Console window.
- Click , then, under Governance and Administration, expand Identity, and click Compartments. You might need to use the scroll bar on the left to scroll down to see the menu option.
- On the Compartments page, click Create Compartment.
- Enter a name and description for the compartment. Make clear in your name and description the purpose of the compartment, whether it's specifically for Oracle Content and Experience, for a project, for a department, or some other purpose.
- Click Create Compartment.
You don't need to create a new compartment for every instance. You can use the same compartment for multiple instances.
Create Your Oracle Content and Experience Service Instance
After verifying that the Cloud Account Administrator is part of the OCI_Administrators group and, optionally, creating a compartment for OCI object storage, you need to create a service instance.
To create an Oracle Content and Experience instance:
- If you're not already in the Infrastructure Console, return to the Infrastructure Console window.
- Click , expand Application Integration, and click Content and Experience. This opens the Content and Experience Instances page.
- In the Compartment menu on the left, select the compartment you want to use for OCI object storage. You can use the root compartment or another compartment you created for Oracle Content and Experience.
- Make sure that the identity domain that's selected in the menu in the top right of the Infrastructure Console is the one in which you want to create your instance.
- Click Create Instance.
- Enter the following information, and then click Create.
Field Description Instance Name Specify a unique name for your service instance. If you intend to create multiple instances, make sure your instance name makes clear what the instance will be used for. If you specify a name that already exists, the system displays an error and the instance is not created. Description Optionally, enter a description of the instance. Notification Email Make sure this is the email address to which you want provisioning status updates to be sent.
If you need to add tags to categorize this instance with metadata (for example, you might want to add a tag to differentiate a production instance from a training instance), click Show Advanced Options, and enter the tags before clicking Create.
Field Description Compartment This is the compartment you previously selected. If you need to, you can change it. Tags Optionally, add tags to categorize this instance with metadata. You can then filter your list of instances by tag.
After creating your Oracle Content and Experience instance, you're brought to the Content and Experience Instances page, where you'll see the status of your instance. The instance will take some time to be provisioned, and the page will update automatically to show the current status. The Oracle Content and Experience instance will be created in the identity domain and compartment you selected, with the tags you entered, and an email will be sent to the notification email address you provided to let you know when the service instance is successfully created. When the instance is successfully created, you can click the Open Instance button to open the Oracle Content and Experience web interface.
A security policy named
OCE_Internal_Storage_Policy, allowing Oracle Content and Experience to access object storage, will automatically be created and added to the root compartment. This security policy applies to all compartments in the root compartment, including any new compartment you created for Oracle Content and Experience. Do not delete this policy or Oracle Content and Experience will no longer be able to access object storage.
After your service instance is successfully created, set up users and groups.