This topic describes some commonly used concepts that are relevant to security settings in the RAM console.
Default domain name
A unique identifier of an Alibaba Cloud account that is used in scenarios such as
RAM user logon and Single Sign On (SSO) management. Alibaba Cloud assigns a default
domain name for each Alibaba Cloud account in the
For information about how to set a default domain name, see Manage the default domain name of an Alibaba Cloud account.
For information about how to set a domain alias, see Create a domain alias for an Alibaba Cloud account.
The combination of an access key ID and an access key secret. You can use your access key or Alibaba Cloud SDK to sign API requests that you make to Alibaba Cloud.
For information about how to create an access key, see Create an access key for a RAM user.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA)
- Your username and password
- Verification code provided by the MFA device