OCI CLI – Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Command Line Interface

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OCI CLI – Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Command Line Interface
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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Command Line Interface (OCI CLI):

* Is a small footprint command line tool
* Can be used on its own or with the OCI Console
* Provides the same core functionality as OCI Console, plus additional commands
* Extends the OCI Console’s Functionality
* Provides functionality and command help based on service’s APIs

To install and use OCI CLI, you must have:

* An Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) account
* OCI IAM user credentials with required permissions (User, Password, Tenant, and Compartment)
* RSA key pair and its fingerprint used for signing API requests

Python-based command line interface which is named oci-cli:

* It is built on Python
* It runs on Mac, Windows, or Linux
* Public API key is used to connect the CLI tool with OCI Cloud Console
* Python code makes REST calls to OCI APIs
* It uses HTTPS requests and responses

Benefits of OCI CLI

* Enables automation via scripting
* Can reduce repetitive tasks for administrators
* Can manage Cloud workload at scale
* Capable of performing almost any task that can be executed in the OCI UI


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Muhammad Rawish Siddiqui

Master in Computer Science (Database Engineering) and PGD in Management Information System.
45+ Online Certifications, which includes EDRP (EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional), Data Management, Security+, DBaaS - Cloud Certified Expert, Oracle Cloud Autonomous Database Specialist, Oracle Database Cloud Certified Professional, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, OCP 7.3, 10g, 11g, 11i, R12, OCE/OCS 11i System Administration, Solaris, Linux and Real Application Cluster 10g, 11g, Oracle Autonomous Database, Real Application Cluster, Oracle Data Guard and Performance Tuning etc. .

Foremost interested areas include, Data Management, Oracle Databases and EBS Health Checks, Real Application Cluster, Disaster Recovery, GoldenGate and Oracle Cloud.
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