This topic describes how to activate Object Storage Service (OSS).


Before using OSS, ensure that you have created an Alibaba Cloud account. If you do not have an Alibaba Cloud account, the system prompts you to create an Alibaba Cloud account when you activate OSS. To create an Alibaba Cloud account, visit the account registration page.


  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud official website.
  2. Click Object Storage Service in the Products list.
  3. On the Object Storage Service page, click Buy Now.
    Notice After OSS is activated, the default billing method is pay-as-you-go. If you want to reduce OSS fees, we recommend that you select OSS Resource Plan.

What to do next

Create buckets