createdby is a type of system tag that is provided by Alibaba Cloud and automatically added to resources. This type of tag is used to identify the creators of resources. createdby tags can help you analyze costs and bills and manage the costs of cloud resources in an efficient manner.

Format of createdby tags

Tag key or value Format
Tag key acs:tag:createdby
Tag value
  • If the resource is created by using an Alibaba Cloud account, the tag value is in the customer:<AccountId> format. <AccountId> indicates the ID of the Alibaba Cloud account.
  • If the resource is created by using a RAM user, the tag value is in the sub:<RamUserId>:<RamUserName> format. <RamUserId> indicates the ID of the RAM user, and <RamUserName> indicates the username of the RAM user.
  • If the resource is created by using a RAM user and the RAM user assumes a RAM role by using a security Token Service (STS) token, the tag value is in the assumedRoleUser:<RamRoleName>:<RolePlayerId> format. <RamRoleName> indicates the name of the RAM role that is assumed by the RAM user, and <RolePlayerId> indicates the ID of the RAM user.

Use createdby tags

  1. Enable createdby tags on the Createdby Tag page of the Resource Management console.
    For more information, see Enable createdby tags.
  2. The system automatically adds createdby tags to newly created resources.
    The system automatically adds createdby tags to only resources that support createdby tags. For more information, see Alibaba Cloud services that support createdby tags.
  3. View createdby tags.
    For more information, see View createdby tags.

Alibaba Cloud services that support createdby tags

Service Resource type Support for cost allocation by tag Support for viewing of createdby tags in the console
Elastic Compute Service (ECS) ecs:instance: instance Yes Yes
ecs:disk: cloud disk Yes Yes
ecs:snapshot: snapshot Yes No
ecs:image: image Yes Yes
ecs:securitygroup: security group Yes Yes
ecs:eni: elastic network interface (ENI) Yes No
ecs:ddh: dedicated host Yes Yes
ecs:launchtemplate: launch template Yes Yes
ecs:snapshotpolicy: automatic snapshot policy Yes Yes
Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) vpc:vpc: VPC Yes Yes
vpc:vswitch: vSwitch Yes Yes
vpc:eip: elastic IP address (EIP) Yes Yes
vpc:commonbandwidthpackage: EIP bandwidth plan Yes Yes
vpc:natgateway: NAT gateway Yes Yes
vpc:vpngateway: VPN gateway Yes Yes
Server Load Balancer (SLB) slb:instance: instance Yes Yes
slb:certificate: certificate Yes Yes
ApsaraDB RDS rds:instance: instance Yes Yes
API Gateway apigateway:instance: instance Yes Yes
Message Queue for Apache Kafka alikafka:instance: instance Yes Yes
alikafka:topic: topic Yes Yes
alikafka:consumergroup: group Yes Yes
Alibaba Cloud DNS (DNS) alidns:domain: domain name Yes Yes
Auto Scaling ess:scalinggroup: scaling group Yes Yes
PolarDB polardb:cluster: cluster Yes Yes
ApsaraDB for Redis kvstore:instance: instance Yes Yes
ApsaraDB for MongoDB dds:instance: instance Yes Yes
Bastionhost bastionhost:instance: instance Yes Yes
Elasticsearch elasticsearch:instance: cluster Yes Yes
Object Storage Service (OSS) oss:bucket: bucket Yes No
Anti-DDoS Pro ddoscoo:instance: instance Yes Yes
Anti-DDoS Origin Basic ddosbgp:instance: instance Yes Yes
AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL gpdb:instance: instance Yes Yes
Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN) cen:cen: CEN instance Yes No
AnalyticDB for MySQL adb:cluster: cluster Yes Yes
Alibaba Cloud CDN (CDN) cdn:domain: domain name Yes Yes
ApsaraDB for HBase multimod:cluster: cluster Yes Yes
Apsara File Storage NAS (NAS) nas:filesystem: file system Yes Yes
E-MapReduce (EMR) emr:cluster: cluster Yes No
Message Queue for Apache RocketMQ mq:instance: instance Yes Yes
mq:topic: topic Yes Yes
mq:group: group Yes Yes
Function Compute fc:service: service Yes Yes
Application Load Balancer (ALB) alb:loadbalancer: instance Yes Yes
Resource Management rm:account: member Yes Yes
Alibaba Cloud DNS PrivateZone pvtz:zone: instance Yes Yes