You must activate Alibaba Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN) before you can use this service. This topic describes how to activate Alibaba Cloud CDN.


Alibaba Cloud account registration and real-name verification are completed.

Notice The users at the International site ( must complete real-name verification in the following scenarios:
  • Based on the laws and the regulations in mainland China, real-name verification is required for the users who purchase and use cloud services that are deployed on the nodes in mainland China. The users are categorized into existing users, new users, and the users who renew the services.
  • If you select a region in mainland China when you purchase a cloud service, the system checks the information that is provided for real-name verification. If you do not complete real-name verification for your account, you must first complete it.


  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud CDN console.
  2. Click Buy Now.
  3. Select a Metering Method and select the Terms of Service. The default metering method is pay-by-data-transfer.
    For more information about the pricing of Alibaba Cloud CDN, see CDN Pricing.Activate Alibaba Cloud CDN
  4. Click Activate Now.
    After Alibaba Cloud CDN is activated, you can click Alibaba Cloud CDN to log on to the console.

API operations

You can call API operations listed in the following table to manage Alibaba Cloud CDN.
API operation Description
OpenCdnService Activates Alibaba Cloud CDN. You must activate Alibaba Cloud CDN before you can manage domain names in Alibaba Cloud CDN.
DescribeCdnService Queries the status of your Alibaba Cloud CDN service. The status information includes the service activation time, current service status, current billing method, and new billing method.
DescribeCdnUserResourcePackage Queries the current resource plans that you have purchased for Alibaba Cloud CDN.
DescribeCdnUserQuota Queries the quotas and usage of Alibaba Cloud CDN resources.