A member is a resource container in a resource directory. A member may indicate a project or an application. You can create member accounts in folders and specify the usage of the member accounts. This is conducive to follow-up governance and helps you allocate resources, manage permissions, and implement security control and compliance control.

Background information

This topic shows you how to create the following two member accounts in the Core folder based on best practices:

  • A shared service account is used to deploy shared services for your enterprise.
  • A log archive account is used to collect the logs of all member accounts.

By default, you must create these two member accounts. If member accounts are created in the resource directory, you can also use existing member accounts. For more information, see the following sections:

Scenario 1: Create member accounts

  1. In the Create Shared Service Account section of the Create Account page, select Create Account.
  2. In the Create Log Archive Account section of the Create Account page, select Create Account.
  3. Click Next: Select Settlement Method.
  4. Select a settlement method.

    After you specify a billing account as described in the Step 3: Specify a billing account topic, the specified billing account is recommended for settlement when you create member accounts. In addition, you must select a settlement method for the created member accounts. The following table describes the available settlement methods.

    Settlement method Description Supported feature Unsupported feature
    Finance Trusteeship Authorizes the main financial account to manage the financial assets, such as funds, bills, and invoices, of the created member accounts. Contractual discount inheritance, centralized bill management, consolidated invoicing, payments made by the main financial account for other accounts, resource sharing, and tiered pricing for pay-as-you-go services Payments made by the managed accounts, the use of vouchers for the managed accounts, and budget control, such as balance transfer and credit control transfer, for the managed accounts
    Self-pay Allows the created member accounts to pay and manage their own bills. Independent bill management, payments made by themselves, independent invoicing, and the use of vouchers Contractual discount inheritance, budget control, payments made for other accounts, resource sharing, and tiered pricing for pay-as-you-go services

    For more information, see Introduction to trusteeship.

  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK.

Scenario 2: Use existing member accounts

  1. In the Create Shared Service Account section of the Create Account page, select Select Existing Account.
  2. Click Select Account and select an existing member account as the shared service account.
    1. In the Specify Shared Service Account panel, select a member account.
      Note You must select a member account in the Core folder. Otherwise, the member account that you selected is automatically moved to the Core folder.
    2. Click OK.
  3. In the Create Log Archive Account section of the Create Account page, select Select Existing Account.
  4. Click Select Account and select an existing member account as the log archive account.
    1. In the Specify Log Archive Account panel, select a member account.
      Note You must select a member account in the Core folder. Otherwise, the member account that you selected is automatically moved to the Core folder.
    2. Click OK.
  5. Click Start.
    Note You do not need to change the settlement methods of the existing member accounts.
  6. Click OK.