This topic describes the release history of major Resource Access Management (RAM) features and provides the links to the relevant documentation.

July 2020

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
Resource group-based authorization in the Alibaba Cloud Management ConsoleNew feature You can grant a RAM user, user group, or role the permissions on all the resources that belong to an Alibaba Cloud account or on a specific resource group in the RAM or Resource Management console. You can also revoke the permissions from the RAM user, user group, or role. 2020-07 All None

June 2020

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
Alibaba Cloud services that support RAM Time Series Database (TSDB) for InfluxDB supports RAM. 2020-06 N/A Alibaba Cloud services that support RAM
Version rotation of custom policies If you modify a custom policy in the console and the policy already has five versions, the earliest version that is not in use is deleted and a version is created. 2020-06 All Manage custom policy versions

May 2020

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
Configuration of the maximum role session duration The maximum role session duration is configurable in the RAM console. The configuration applies when you log on to the console by using role-based SSO and when you use the console or call an API operation to assume a RAM role. 2020-05 All Set the maximum session duration for a RAM role

March 2020

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
Alibaba Cloud services that support RAM AnalyticDB for MySQL supports RAM. 2020-03 N/A Alibaba Cloud services that support RAM
Alibaba Cloud services that support STS E-HPC supports STS. 2020-03 N/A Alibaba Cloud services that support STS
Service linked role An Alibaba Cloud service may need to access other services to implement a function. In this case, the Alibaba Cloud service must be authorized. Alibaba Cloud provides service linked roles to simplify the authorization in such scenarios. 2020-03 All Service linked roles
Configuration of the maximum role session duration A new parameter named MaxSessionDuration is available in API operations that are used to manage RAM roles. The parameter specifies the maximum session duration of a RAM role. 2020-03 All

February 2020

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
Alibaba Cloud services that support STS Dynamic Route for CDN supports STS. 2020-02 N/A Alibaba Cloud services that support STS

January 2020

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
Alibaba Cloud services that support STS ApsaraVideo Live supports STS. 2020-01 N/A Alibaba Cloud services that support STS

December 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
Alibaba Cloud services that support RAM Server Migration Center supports RAM. 2019-12 N/A Alibaba Cloud services that support RAM

November 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
User credential report RAM provides a user credential report that contains the details of your Alibaba Cloud account and RAM users. The details in the report include logon passwords, AccessKey pairs, and multi-factor authentication (MFA) devices. You can generate and download the report in the RAM console. 2019-11-15 All Generate and download user credential reports
Alibaba Cloud services that support STS Hybrid Backup Recovery supports STS. 2019-11 N/A Alibaba Cloud services that support STS

October 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
Alibaba Cloud services that support RAM ID Verification for Financial Services supports RAM. 2019-10 N/A Alibaba Cloud services that support RAM
AnalyticDB supports RAM.
Alibaba Cloud services that support STS Cloud Enterprise Network supports STS. 2019-10 N/A
E-MapReduce supports STS. Alibaba Cloud services that support STS

September 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
Enable or disable console logon for RAM users This feature enables or disables RAM user access to the RAM console. By using this feature, you can keep the password, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and other logon settings when you disable RAM user access to the RAM console. You can also clear console logon settings by clicking a button. 2019-09-09 All Manage logon settings for a RAM user
Alibaba Cloud services that support RAM Logic Composer supports RAM. 2019-09 N/A Alibaba Cloud services that support RAM

June 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
Auxiliary domain name for user-based single sign-on (SSO) This feature simplifies the configuration of user-based SSO. 2019-06-28 All Overview of user-based SSO

April 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
SSO Alibaba Cloud supports SAML 2.0-based SSO (also known as identity federation). SSO can be implemented between an identity provider and Alibaba Cloud. 2019-04-04 All SSO overview

November 2018

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
RAM console The RAM console is upgraded. 2018-11-15 All Resource Access Management