If you no longer need a resource directory, you can disable it. This operation cannot be undone. Therefore, proceed with caution.


The resource directory that you want to disable does not contain the following items:

  • Members
  • Folders except the Root folder


  1. Log on to the Resource Management console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resource Directory > Configure.
  3. In the Disable Resource Directory section, click Disable Resource Directory.


After a resource directory is disabled, the following events occur:

  • The organizational structure and policies created in this resource directory are cleared.
  • Data in trusted services that are activated are cleared. For example, if you create a multi-account trail in ActionTrail, the data of the multi-account trail in ActionTrail will be cleared after you disable your resource directory.
  • Services that depend on the organizational structure may be unavailable.
  • The management account becomes an independent Alibaba Cloud account. You can use this account to create another resource directory.