A preset tag is a tag that you create in advance and is available for the resources in all Alibaba Cloud regions. You can create preset tags in the stage of tag planning and add them to specific cloud resources in the stage of tag implementation.

Background information

Preset tags have the following characteristics:

  • You can create preset tags but do not add them to resources. A preset tag that is not added to resources is invisible in the regions where the resources reside.
  • You can specify only a tag key when you create a preset tag. You can specify a tag value for the preset tag in subsequent operations.
  • You can manage preset tags on the Tag page of the Resource Management console in a centralized manner.

The system presets the tag templates shown in the following table. This allows you to quickly plan a tag system.

Tag type Description Tag key
Environment tag Indicates the business environments to which resources belong, such as development environment, test environment, and production environment. Environment
Organization tag Indicates the organization to which the resources belong, such as company, department, team, and project.
  • Company
  • Department
  • Team
  • Project
Role tag Indicates the roles of resource managers, such as network administrator, application administrator, and system administrator. Role
Cost tag Indicates the attribution of internal financial costs, such as department, branch, and business unit. This type of tag is mainly used for internal settlement and cost accounting. BusinessUnit
User tag Indicates the owners of resources. This type of tag is used when the resource applicant is not the resource user. An owner can be indicated by their name, employee ID, or email address. Owner

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Resource Management console. The Tag page appears.
  2. Click the Preset Tags tab.
  3. On the Preset Tags tab, click Create Preset Tags.
  4. In the Create Preset Tags dialog box, select a tag creation method to create a preset tag.
    You can use a tag template that is preset by the system to quickly create a preset tag. If these tag templates cannot meet your requirements, you can customize a preset tag.
    • Use a tag template to create a preset tag
      1. In the Tag Type section, select Template Tag.
      2. In the Tag Template section, select a tag template that meets your business requirements.
      3. Specify one or more tag values for the preset tag key.
        Note You can modify the preset tag key.
      4. Click Create Preset Tags.
      5. In the message that appears, click Close.
    • Customize a preset tag
      1. In the Tag Type section, select Custom Tags.
      2. Click Next.
      3. Specify a tag key and a tag value.
      4. Click Create Preset Tags.
      5. In the message that appears, click Close.
    Note If you have not planned a tag value, you can specify a tag value in subsequent operations by creating a preset tag.

What to do next

After the preset tag is created, you can add the tag to resources. For more information, see Add a preset tag.