Members are resource containers in a resource directory and serve as organizational units in the resource directory. The members isolate resources. You can create members in folders and manage the members in a centralized manner.

Background information

  • For more information about the limit on the number of members that can be created in a resource directory, see Limits on resource directories.
  • You can use one of the following methods to create a member:
    • In the left-side navigation pane of the Resource Management console, choose Resource Directory > Overview. On the Organization tab of the page that appears, create a member in an existing folder. Alternatively, you can create a folder and create a member in the new folder. This topic describes this method.
    • In the left-side navigation pane of the Resource Management console, choose Resource Directory > Overview. On the page that appears, click the Members tab. On this tab, click Create Member to create a member. The created member belongs to the Root folder by default. You can move the member to your desired folder. For more information about how to move a member, see Move a member.
    • In the left-side navigation pane of the Resource Management console, choose Resource Directory > Create Member. On the page that appears, create a member. The created member belongs to the Root folder by default. You can move the member to your desired folder. For more information about how to move a member, see Move a member.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Resource Management console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resource Directory > Overview.
  3. On the Organization tab, find the folder in which you want to create a member and click the folder name.
  4. In the right-side section that appears, click Create Member.
  5. On the Create Member page, configure the Alibaba Cloud Account Name parameter.
    The Alibaba Cloud account name that is specified for a member must be unique in the current resource directory. The name must be 2 to 50 characters in length and can contain letters, digits, underscores (_), periods (.), and hyphens (-). The name must start and end with a letter or digit. The name cannot contain consecutive special characters.
  6. Configure the Display Name parameter.
    The display name of a member must be 2 to 50 characters in length and can contain letters, digits, underscores (_), periods (.), and hyphens (-).
  7. Configure the Settlement parameter.
    • Use the Management Account to pay for new member: If you select this option, the management account of the resource directory is used as the billing account of the member that is being created.
    • Use existing member to pay for new member: If you select this option, you must select an existing member from the panel that appears. This member is used as the billing account of the member that is being created.
      Note

      A member that does not have the payment capability cannot be selected. For more information about how to determine whether a member has the payment capability, see Consolidated Billing Overview.

    • New member pay by themselves: If you select this option, the member that is being created is used as its billing account.
  8. Click OK.
    Note Members created in a resource directory inherit the legal entity of the management account for the resource directory. This indicates that the real-name verification information of the members is consistent with the real-name verification information of the management account.

Result

After members are created in a resource directory, the system manages them in a centralized manner.

  • The system automatically activates the Resource Access Management (RAM) service for the members.
  • The system automatically creates a RAM role named ResourceDirectoryAccountAccessRole for each member and assigns the role to the management account of the resource directory. This way, you can use the management account to manage the members in a centralized manner.
  • Each member belongs to only one folder. You can use the management account to move members between folders in the resource directory based on your business requirements. After a member is moved from one folder to another, the resources within the member are also moved to the new folder.