Set up RAM

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2017

To get started with RAM, you set your enterprise alias, the password strength policy for RAM users, and the security settings.

Activate RAM

On the first time you log on to the RAM console, you are required to activate the service to use it. RAM is a free service for identity management and access control. Read the agreement, and confirm to activate RAM.

Now you can start to set up RAM.

Set your enterprise alias

Setting an RAM enterprise alias for your Alibaba Cloud account makes it easier for RAM users to remember the logon portal.

Procedures

  1. Log on to the RAM console.

  2. On the left-side navigation pane, click Settings.

  3. On the Settings page, click Enterprise Alias Settings to enter the sub-page, and then click Edit Enterprise Alias.

    Set Enterprise Alias

  4. Enter a Enterprise alias following the instruction, and then click OK.

For security reasons, the RAM user logon portal is different from the primary account logon portal. When logging on to the RAM portal,RAM users must provide the enterprise alias of the primary account and their own usernames and passwords.

Set RAM user logon password strength

You can specify a minimum logon password strength for all RAM users. When any users reset their passwords, the new password cannot be weaker than this setting allows.

Procedures

  1. Log on to the RAM console.

  2. On the left-side navigation pane, click Settings.

  3. On the Settings page, click Password Strength Settings to enter the sub-page.

    Set Password Strength

  4. Configure your password policy, and then click Save Changes.

    Note: The configured password policy applies to all RAM users in your Alibaba Cloud account.

Set RAM user security settings

You can specify whether RAM users can reset their passwords, AccessKeys, or MFAs. You can also specify whether to store MFA logon status for 7 days on devices that are used for logon.

Procedures

  1. Log on to the RAM console.

  2. On the left-side navigation pane, click Settings.

  3. On the Settings page, click User Security Settings to enter the sub-page.

    Set User Security

  4. Configure your security policy, and then click Save Changes.

    Note: The configured security policy applies to all RAM users in your Alibaba Cloud account.

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