Stop the presses! Downloads of Oracle Instant Client 19.3 packages for Linux and Windows no longer require login or a click-through. You can now automate downloads using your favorite tool such as wget or curl.
URLs can be found on the platform pages:
Update: 19c package for these platforms are now also accessible without click-through:
Update: 19c for macOS is now available without click-through:
Many people have wanted the click-throughs removed. We're very pleased to have worked through all the processes and approvals to get to this point. I'm continuing to work with the website and development teams on other platforms, and also on creating permanent URLs which will always get the latest packages when we release new versions.
Oracle Instant Client enables applications to connect to a local or remote Oracle Database for development and production deployment. The Instant Client libraries provide the necessary network connectivity, as well as basic and high end data features, to make full use of Oracle Database. Instant Client underlies the Oracle APIs of popular languages and environments including Node.js, Python and PHP, as well as providing access for OCI, OCCI, JDBC, ODBC and Pro*C applications. Tools included in Instant Client, such as SQL*Plus and Oracle Data Pump, provide quick and convenient data access.
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PS Instant Client Linux RPM packages from yum.oracle.com have been installable without click-through for some time. For example, you can install on Oracle Linux with:
yum -y install oracle-release-el7 yum-config-manager --enable ol7_oracle_instantclient yum -y install oracle-instantclient19.3-basic
A Dockerfile is also available.