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Cloud Security Perspectives and Insights

Quick Tip #1 - Accessing your Identity Cloud Service friendly URL

Paul Toal
Distinguished Solution Engineer - Cyber Security

If you have read my articles regularly you will be used to my typically lengthy (but hopefully informative and useful) posts. Well, not this time. Here’s a quick tip for you when you are using Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS).

Whenever you access IDCS you will be used to seeing a URL like this:

https://idcs-63316599c91b4bcejfkejrkr23329e2.identity.oraclecloud.com

Even for people with fantastic memories, it’s not the easiest URL to remember. However, did you know that IDCS support friendly URLs?

To access your friendly URL, you need to know two pieces of information; your IDCS instance name and your Cloud account name.

Instance Name – Within Oracle Cloud you can create multiple instances of IDCS. If you are using the default instance that comes with your Cloud Account, then your instance name is identity. If you want to access a different instance you have created manually, then it will be whatever name you called that instance.

Cloud Account Name – This is the name you chose for your cloud account when you signed up to Oracle Cloud.

Once you know those two pieces of information, you create your friendly URL using the following format:

https://<instancename>-<cloudaccountname>.identity.oraclecloud.com

For example, let’s say I have a Cloud Account called paultoal and within that account I have two IDCS instances; the default one and one I have created myself, as shown below.

The friendly URLS for these two instances would be:

https://identity-paultoal.identity.oraclecloud.com

https://cloudpursuit-paultoal.identity.oraclecloud.com

N.B. You still need the appropriate URI appended onto the friendly URLs, just like you do with any IDCS URL, e.g. /ui/v1/adminconsole. Hitting either of the above URLS without any URI appended will display an error.

I’m sure you will agree, those are just that little bit easier to remember.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Sundar Rajamanickam Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    Friendly and cool feature
  • Aasheesh Naveen Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    A very useful/helpful tip, thank you for sharing.
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