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Platform For AI:Activate PAI and create the default workspace

Last Updated:Feb 20, 2024

A workspace is a key concept in Machine Learning Platform for AI (PAI). You can use workspaces to manage computing resources and user permissions in a centralized manner. Workspaces provide AI developers with development tools for collaborative operations during the entire workflow of AI development and allow the developers to manage AI computing assets. You need to activate PAI and create the default workspace before you start to use PAI. This topic describes how to activate PAI and create the default workspace.

Prepare an operation account

  • We recommend that you use an Alibaba Cloud account to activate PAI.

  • If you want to use a RAM user to activate PAI, you must grant the AliyunPAIFullAccess permissions to the RAM user. For more information, see Appendix: AliyunPAIFullAccess.

After the operation account is all set, you can perform the following steps to activate PAI and create the default workspace.

Activate PAI

  1. Log on to the PAI console.

  2. On the Welcome page, select a region in top navigation bar and follow the on-page instructions to activate PAI.

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  3. On the Order Details step that appears, confirm the basic activation information and configure required parameters.

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    Take note of the following items:

    • Activate Machine Learning Platform for AI and Other Services

      • In specific scenarios, you may need to use PAI together with other Alibaba Cloud services to complete development. For more information, see Activate and grant permissions to dependent Alibaba Cloud services.

      • We recommend that you activate Object Storage Service (OSS) when you activate PAI. You are charged only when you start to use OSS resources. You can activate other cloud services as needed.

    • Assign the algorithm developer role of the default workspace to all RAM users

      This option is selected by default. If you have multiple Resource Access Management (RAM) users within your Alibaba Cloud account, we recommend that you do not select this option and grant permissions to different RAM users based on your business requirements.

    • RAM Role Authorization

      Click Authorize Now and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the authorization.

  4. Click Activate and Create Default Workspace after you configure the settings. When the activation is complete, you can click Go to Default Workspace or Log on to the PAI console to perform development on PAI.

Next steps

  • Activate and authorize dependent cloud services

    In specific scenarios, you may need to use PAI together with other Alibaba Cloud services to complete AI development. You can activate and authorize dependent cloud services as needed.

  • Manage workspaces and workspace members and grant permissions to the members based on your business requirements

    After you activate PAI, the system creates the default workspace for you. You can create other workspaces and manage workspace members based on your requirements. For example, you can assume different roles to the RAM users for convenient permission management. For more information, go to the Roles and Permissions page.

For more information about dependent cloud services and related authorization, see Activate and grant permissions to dependent Alibaba Cloud services. For more information about creating a workspace, see Create a workspace.