Resource Access Management (RAM) is an identity management and access control service that is provided by Alibaba Cloud. RAM allows you to create and manage RAM users for employees, systems, applications, and other identities. You can manage permissions of RAM users to control their access to Alibaba Cloud resources.

If multiple users in your enterprise need to access the same resources, you can create RAM users and grant them minimum permissions. This eliminates the need to share the AccessKey pair of your Alibaba Cloud account with these users and reduces security risks.

Note The Enterprise Distributed Application Service (EDAS) documents describe the RAM operations that are related to only EDAS. For more information about RAM, such as RAM users, RAM roles, and RAM permission policies, see the What is RAM?.