This topic describes the Alibaba Cloud console account and the PolarDB database account.
You can use the following accounts to log on to the console:
- Alibaba Cloud account: This account allows flexible control over all your Alibaba Cloud resources and is used for billing purposes. You must create an Alibaba Cloud account before you purchase Alibaba Cloud services.
- RAM user account: Optional. You can create and manage RAM user accounts in the Resource Access Management (RAM) console to share resources to multiple users. A RAM user account does not own resources. Alibaba Cloud accounts are charged for all fees.
You can use the following accounts to log on to databases in the cluster. For more information, see Create a database account.
Related API operations
|CreateAccount||Creates an account.|
|DescribeAccounts||Queries the accounts of a specified cluster.|
|ModifyAccountDescription||Modifies the description of a database account for a PolarDB cluster.|
|ModifyAccountPassword||Changes the password of a database account.|
|DeleteAccount||Deletes an account.|