Note 1: The details in this post assume that you already have an Oracle Cloud free tier (or upgraded!) account. If you don’t you can get one here.
Note 2: Given the regular release schedule present in Oracle Cloud, it is possible that the screens may change somewhat beyond the writing of this post. If this happens, please comment on this post and I will try to help you out. (and update this post!)
In this post, I will explain how you can very easily create a KeyVault in Oracle Cloud.
Create a KeyVault
Step 1: Log into your Oracle Cloud account (free tier is suitable)
Step 2: Click on the menu icon (often referred to as “Hamburger” or “Pancake Stack” icon)
Step 3: Select “Identity & Security” and then select “Vault”
Step 4: You will be presented with the KeyVault management screen. Scroll down and select the compartment in which you would like to create a KeyVault. If you don’t have any compartments, you can take a look at my post, Creating a Compartment in Oracle Cloud.
Step 5: Once you have selected your component, you will be presented with the KeyVault management screen specifically for that compartment. Click “Create Vault”
Step 6: Provide basic information for the KeyVault creation and click “Create”
Step 7: Oracle Cloud will now create the KeyVault. the amber-coloured symbol and state = “Creating” symbolises that the KeyVault is not yet ready to use
Step 8: The state will change the green and read “Active” when the KeyVault has been fully provisioned
Create a Key
Now that we have a KeyVault created as per the above steps, we can create a key within the KeyVault.
Step 1: Click on your newly provisioned KeyVault and you will be presented with the KeyVault management page
Step 2: Click “Create Key” and enter basic information including the required algorithm and length
Step 3: Click “Create Key” and the key will be created and ready to use in Oracle Cloud