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Primary accounts

Last Updated: Feb 01, 2019

In EDAS, a primary account owns all resources under the account and has full operation permissions on EDAS. The primary account used to buy the EDAS product is also the billing account. After a company buys the EDAS service, it can bind the billing account with other primary accounts of the company to give the primary account users access to EDAS without secondary purchase. This helps customers lower resource costs.

Bind a primary account

To bind a primary account, follow these steps:

  1. In the EDAS console, select Accounts > Primary Accountsin the left-side navigation pane.

  2. Click Bind Primary Account in the upper-right corner.

  3. Enter a primary account name, set the maximum number of applications allowed for this account, select a product edition, and click OK.

    Bind primary account

    • Primary Account: It must be a valid Alibaba Cloud account that has never been used to buy the EDAS service.

    • Application Quota: Maximum number of applications that can be owned by the primary account and its sub-accounts. When the billing account allocates a quota to each primary account, the sum of the quotas of all primary accounts bound to it cannot be greater than the total application quota of the billing account.

    • Product Edition: The product edition that the billing account allocates to each bound primary account must be the same as that of the billing account.


  • A billing account can be bound with a maximum of five primary accounts.
  • Open a ticket to unbind primary accounts from the billing account, .

For bound primary accounts:

  • The number of actual applications you have should not exceed your application instance quota.
  • The actual number of applications of the billing account plus the sum of the application quotas of other primary accounts bound to the billing account should not exceed the application quota of the billing account.

    Primary accounts

Manage roles

A primary account can define different operation permissions for its sub-accounts by creating different roles.

  1. In the EDAS console, select Roles in the left-side navigation pane.

  2. Click Create Role in the upper-right corner.

  3. Enter a role name, select the permissions from the left-side field and add to the right, and click OK.

    Create account

You can view, manage Permissions or Delete roles on the Roles page.

View all permissions

You can view all permissions of the EDAS system in the console.

In the EDAS console, select Accounts > All Permissions in the left-side navigation pane, and unfold the lists to display specific information.