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    How to Install OCI CLI


    To work with OCI you need to install oci-cli. Let us discuss below the ways to do it:



    To install and use the CLI, you must have:

    ·       An Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account.

    ·       A user created in that account, in a group with a policy that grants the desired permissions.

    ·       A keypair used for signing API requests, with the public key uploaded to Oracle. Only the user calling the API should possess the private key.

    ·       supported version of Python on a supported operating system.

    Supported Python Versions and Operating Systems

    The CLI supports Python versions 3.6 and later running on MacOS, Windows, or supported Linux and UNIX-like operating systems:

    ·       Oracle Linux 6.10, Oracle Linux 7.7 and 7.8, and Oracle Linux 8.0

    ·       Oracle Autonomous Linux 7.8

    ·       CentOS 7.0 and CentOS 8.x

    ·       Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 20.04

    Linux and Unix (Including Oracle Linux 8)

    1.        Open a terminal.

    2.      To run the installer script, run the following command.

    The installer script automatically installs the CLI and its dependencies, Python and virtualenv.

    bash -c "$(curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/oracle/oci-cli/master/scripts/install/install.sh

    3.       Respond to the Installation Script Prompts.

    Oracle Linux 7

    If you're using Oracle Linux 7, you can use yum to install the CLI.

    To use yum to install the CLI:

    sudo yum install python36-oci-cli -y


    To uninstall the CLI:


    sudo yum remove python36-oci-cli

    Mac OS X

    You can use Homebrew to install, upgrade, and uninstall the CLI on Mac OS.

    To install the CLI on Mac OS X with Homebrew:

    brew update && brew install oci-cli

    To upgrade your CLI install on Mac OS X using Homebrew:

    brew update && brew upgrade oci-cli

    To uninstall the CLI on Mac OS X using Homebrew:

    brew uninstall oci-cli


    1.     Open the PowerShell console using the Run as Administrator option.

    2.     The installer enables auto-complete by installing and running a script. To allow this script to run, you must enable the RemoteSigned execution policy.

    To configure the remote execution policy for PowerShell, run the following command.

    Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

    3.       Download the installer script:

    Invoke-WebRequest https://raw.githubusercontent.com/oracle/oci-cli/master/scripts/install/install.ps1 -OutFile install.ps1

    4.       Run the installer script with or without prompts:

    a.       To run the installer script with prompts, run the following command:

    iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/oracle/oci-cli/master/scripts/install/install.ps1'))

    ...and respond to the Installation Script Prompts.

    b.       To run the installer script without prompting the user, accepting the default settings, run the following command:

    install.ps1 -AcceptAllDefaults  

    Setting up the Config File

    Before using the CLI, you must create a config file that contains the required credentials for working with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You can create this file using a setup dialog or manually using a text editor.

    Use the Setup Dialog

    To have the CLI walk you through the first-time setup process, use the oci setup config command. The command prompts you for the information required for the config file and the API public/private keys. The setup dialog generates an API key pair and creates the config file.

    How to Install OCI CLI
    All these information you can get from the OCI Console. Let’s check that that out:

     In the OCI console click on the User Profile Button. Then click on “Oracleidentitycloudservice”


    Go to “API Keys”  and Click Add API Key.


    Then Add your Public Key to generate these Information.


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