To enable a Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance to access resources in other Alibaba Cloud services, you must first grant the Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance the permissions to access resources in your Alibaba Cloud services.

Prerequisites

An Alibaba Cloud account is created and real-name verification is complete. For more information, see Create your Alibaba Cloud account.

Background information

To facilitate quick activation of the service, Message Queue for Apache Kafka creates a default Resource Access Management (RAM) role for your account to access Alibaba Cloud resources.

Note RAM is the access management system of Alibaba Cloud. You can manage access to your resources by creating RAM users and roles and configuring corresponding permissions for them. For more information about RAM, see Authorize RAM users.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud official website.
  2. On the Cloud Resource Access Authorization page, click Confirm Authorization Policy.
    Access authorization

Result

Then, you are redirected to the Message Queue for Apache Kafka console.

What to do next

Purchase a Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance and deploy it based on its network type.