Before you use MaxCompute, you must create an Alibaba Cloud account.


  1. Create an Alibaba Cloud account.
    If you have not created an Alibaba Cloud account, go to the Alibaba Cloud official website and click Free Account to create an Alibaba Cloud account. This account is your primary account.
    Note The Alibaba Cloud account owner has full operational control over all associated resources. To keep your account and password safe, we recommend that you regularly update your password and do not share it with others.
  2. Verify your identity.

    You can purchase and use Alibaba Cloud products only after identity verification. To verify your identity, follow the instructions on the identity verification page .

  3. Create an AccessKey.

    You need to create an AccessKey to run tasks in DataWorks. An AccessKey pair consists of an AccessKey ID and an AccessKey secret. The AccessKey differs from the account and password you entered to log on. It is used for access permission verification between various Alibaba Cloud products. To create an AccessKey, follow these steps:

    1. Log on to the DataWorks console, move the pointer over your avatar, and click AccessKey.
    2. On the displayed page, click Create AccessKey. On the displayed page, click Save AccessKey Information.
      Note One account can create a maximum of two AccessKey pairs.
    3. After the AccessKey is created, the system automatically switches to the Security Management page so that you can view the AccessKey status and disable or delete an AccessKey.
      If an AccessKey is disabled, services associated with the AccessKey may not work and an error is reported. If the AccessKey status changes, pay attention to the products and services associated with this AccessKey.
      Note To keep your account safe, we recommend that you do not share your AccessKey with others. If an AccessKey is mistakenly disclosed, lost, or stolen, disable or update the AccessKey immediately.

What to do next

If you need to use the credentials of a RAM user to log on to the Apsara Stack DTplus platform and use DataWorks, create a RAM user by using your Alibaba Cloud account. For more information, see Use a RAM user.