A resource directory allows you to manage all accounts and resources that are hosted by your enterprise in a centralized manner. After you enable a resource directory, you can build an organizational structure for all these accounts and resources. This resource directory is free of charge.
The Alibaba Cloud account you use to enable a resource directory has passed enterprise real-name verification. An account that passed only individual real-name verification cannot be used to enable a resource directory.
- Log on to the Resource Management console.
- In the left-side navigation pane, choose .
- On the page that appears, click Enable Resource Directory.
- In the message that appears, click OK.
After you enable the resource directory, the system automatically creates a Root folder and sets the current Alibaba Cloud account as the management account. The management account has all administrative permissions on this resource directory.
In addition, the system automatically creates a service-linked role named AliyunServiceRoleForResourceDirectory. This role is used to grant trusted access permissions on services that are integrated with the Resource Directory service. For more information, see Service-linked role for Resource Directory.