Microsites: Requesting Oracle Sites Cloud Services

The process of requesting a Cloud product is pretty straight forward, however, you can experience some hiccups as well. So for my future self and anyone wondering about this process here is what to do. First of all, decide what product you want to request after going to the Oracle Cloud page.

I am requesting a Platform (PaaS) Service, so Sites will be visible under the Platform Section. You can either click Sites or Documents, since they are in the same PaaS solution. In the top right corner click the ‘Try It’ button.

You will get a pop up and need to select ‘Start Trial’.

After that you will get the Sign Up form that you need to fill. Provide Oracle all your information and you will receive a text message with the verification code. However, it sometimes happen that you do not get the verification code, in that case, you can click the ‘chat’ icon on the right side menu.

Provide your information before starting the live chat.

Tell your assigned agent that you did not get your verification code and he will make sure you will get it by e-mail.

After using the verification code you should have successfully submitted your request.

If you go back to the Oracle Cloud page and choose ‘sign in’ in the top, you should now see your services after login in to ‘My Account’.

The status will first be Initialized.

After that it should be ready for activation.

You should have gotten another e-mail about this as well. Open the e-mail and active your trial.

You can now see that the Service is activated. You should get another e-mail with the final information that you need. Your trial account is ready for use!