Subaccount access

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2017

Use a subaccount to log on to the Table Store console to manage instances and tables. A subaccount can also be used to call the SDK interface and access data APIs.

Log on to the console

  1. Log on to the RAM console.

  2. Click Users.

  3. Select the subaccount (for example, ram_test) and click Manage.


  4. On the subaccount details page, click Enable Console Logon and reset the password.

    reset pw

  5. Return to the User Management page and click Dashboard.

  6. Click the RAM User Login Link.


  7. Enter the subaccount name and password set in step 4 to log on to the console.

  8. Click Table Store to access the console.


Enable MFA

MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) is a simple and effective method to provide additional security protection apart from usernames and passwords. After MFA is enabled, when a user logs on to Alibaba Cloud website, the username and password (first security factor) is required, and then a variable verification code (second security factor) provided by the MFA device is required. This offers higher security protection for your account.

  1. Use the primary account to log on to the RAM console.

  2. Click Users on the left-side navigation pane.

  3. Locate the subaccount and click Manage.

  4. On the User Details page, click Enable VMFA Device and follow the guide to enable the VMFA device.


  5. Enable MFA.


After MFA is enabled, a verification code of MFA device is required when logging on the console.

Call an API

Create an AccessKey for the subaccount and pass in this AccessKey when calling the SDK interface. Then use the subaccount the same way as the primary account.

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