This topic describes how to buy a Smart Access Gateway (SAG) (Software). Only an administrator can buy an SAG (Software). After an SAG (Software) is purchased, a corresponding SAG instance is generated, and the administrator can create client accounts by managing the instance.


  1. Log on to the Smart Access Gateway console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Smart Access Gateway (Software).
  3. On the Smart Access Gateway (Software) page, click Create SmartAG to purchase an Alibaba Cloud network client.

    Parameter Description
    Region The region where the Alibaba Cloud network client is used.

    If the client is to be used in another region, we recommend that you purchase a client in that region, because a client will be connected to the network of the region it is purchased.

    Number of client accounts The number of client accounts the administrator can create. Generally, one account is created for each employee that needs to log on to the client.
    Note Currently, an administrator can purchase 5 to 1000 accounts for each client. Tiered pricing is applied based on the number of client accounts required. For more information, see SAG (Software) billing.
    Free data plan The specification of the free data plan provided for each account each month. The plan cannot be shared across different accounts. If a free data plan is not used up at the end of a month, the remaining traffic in the data plan does not carry over to the next month.
    Note Currently, only a 5GB data plan is provided each month.
    Billing method used when a data plan is used up If a free data plan is used up, additional traffic usage is is billed by the Pay-As-You-Go method.
    Duration of purchase The duration of purchase for the data plan under each account is one a monthly basis and auto renew is supported.
  4. Click Buy Now and complete the payment.