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Account Management:Sign up with Alibaba Cloud

Last Updated:Oct 11, 2022

Before you purchase and use Alibaba Cloud products and services, you must have an Alibaba Cloud account. And then configure the account.

Two types of Alibaba Cloud accounts: individual accounts and corporate accounts. Alibaba Cloud provides the same services to individual accounts and corporate accounts.


  1. Go to Alibaba Cloud website.

  2. Click Free Account in the upper right corner of the page.

  3. Enter the following information on the account creation page:

    • Select the country.

      Note: You must select the country in which your mobile phone number and credit card are registered.

    • Enter an email ID, which is used to log on and receive notifications.

    • Enter and confirm your password.

    • Check the box, if you agree to the Membership Agreement, Privacy Policy, Product Terms and Terms of Use. And then click Confirm to submit your information.

  4. Verify.

    You can verify for the account in two methods:

    • Use email. By default, this option is selected.

      1. Click Send to send a verification code to your registered email ID.

      2. Enter the verification code in the box, and click Verify.

        Use Email
    • Use phone.

      1. Click Use phone instead to change the verification method.

      2. Enter your phone number, and click Call immediate or Send message to receive the verification code.

      3. Enter the verification code in the box, and then click Verify.

        Use phone

      Note: If you choose the email verification method, you have to use the phone verification method when adding billing address, and the other way around.

Now you have an Alibaba Cloud account, and you must Add billing address and Add payment method before you purchase Alibaba Cloud products and services. If you want to purchase products and services in the regions of Chinese mainland, you must finish Real-name registration.

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Introduction to Alibaba Cloud Payment

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