A RAM user is a RAM identity with a fixed ID and credential information. A RAM user is an identity that represents a person or an application.

  • An Alibaba Cloud account can create multiple RAM users. RAM users can be used to represent employees, systems, or applications within an enterprise.
  • RAM users do not own resources. Fees incurred by RAM users are billed to the corresponding Alibaba Cloud accounts. RAM users do not receive individual bills and cannot make payments.
  • RAM users are visible only to the Alibaba Cloud account to which they belong.
  • RAM users must be authorized by their parent Alibaba Cloud accounts before they can log on to the RAM console or call API operations to use resources owned by the parent account.

Enterprises that have multiple Alibaba Cloud resources can use RAM to manage user permissions and resources. For more information, see Use RAM to manage user permissions and resources.