Connect SQL Developer 18.3 with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud

Download the client credentials from your Oracle Cloud account for your Autonomous Data Warehouse Instance. Make sure you note down the username (ADMIN) & password, this will be required later during the connection process

1. Open SQL Developer

create new connection > connection type : cloud wallet

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2. Download JCE files from
Unzip the files and it will create a folder called “UnlimitedJCEPolicyJDK8” with below files


3. Find path of your JDK 8 and the policy folder

On my Mac it was at : /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_152.jdk

The policy folder which contains jce files is in ../Contents/Home/jre/lib/security

cd /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_152.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/lib/security

4. Copy unlimited access jce files to the policy folder in jdk directory on your machine

sudo cp -p *.jar /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_152.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/lib/security

5. Restart SQL Developer and if everything goes well you can see the configuration file, this is the place where you will give the path for the client credentials

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Configuration file :

Connection Name : Test Autonomous DB Warehouse

Username : ADMIN

Password : ***********

Do a test and if it is a success, you can save the connection. After you connect, you can create tables, Pl/SQL packages as you would do normally in SQL Developer

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