This topic describes the release notes for Resource Management and provides links to the relevant references.

March 2022

Feature Description Release date Region References
Resource Meta Center (RMC) The ListResourceRelationships API operation is added to query the resources that are associated with a specified resource. 2022-03 All regions ListResourceRelationships
The resources returned by the SearchResources API operation can be sorted based on the creation time of the resources. 2022-03 All regions SearchResources

February 2022

Feature Description Release date Region References
Resource Group Tags can be added to resource groups. 2022-02 All regions

January 2022

Feature Description Release date Region References
Resource Sharing Templates in Resource Orchestration Service (ROS) can be shared by using the Resource Sharing service. 2022-01 All regions Resource Sharing overview
Resource Group The application group feature provided by CloudMonitor is integrated with the Resource Group service. 2022-01 All regions Create an application group from a resource group
createdby tags createdby tags are supported by more types of resources.
  • Elastic Compute Service (ECS): image and automatic snapshot policy
  • Message Queue for Apache RocketMQ: instance, group, and topic
2022-01 All regions Alibaba Cloud services that support createdby tags

December 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Enabling of a resource directory The process of enabling a resource directory is optimized. A new account can be created to enable a resource directory and used as the management account of the resource directory. 2021-12 All regions Enable a resource directory
Member management for Resource Directory Mobile phone numbers can be bound to resource accounts for security purposes. The mobile phone numbers are used to verify the identities of users who access resource accounts and receive notifications from some cloud services. 2021-12 All regions Bind a mobile phone number to a resource account
The feature for switching a member type is optimized in the following aspects:
  • The process of switching a resource account to a cloud account is simplified.

    When you switch a resource account to a cloud account, you need only to change the type of the member to cloud account. You no longer need to specify an email address and confirm the upgrade from the confirmation email. This enables you to use services or tools, such as ROS and Terraform, to automatically set up switching tasks for members.

  • A cloud account can be switched to a resource account.

    You can switch a cloud account that meets the required conditions to a resource account. To ensure member security, the root user logon of the cloud account is disabled after the switch operation.

The process of accepting an invitation to join a resource directory is optimized in the following aspects: Only invitees that pass enterprise real-name verification are allowed to accept invitations, and the user interface provided in the Resource Management console is more user-friendly. Process an invitation
Resource Group Resource groups are supported by more Alibaba Cloud services:
  • ROS
  • Operation Orchestration Service (OOS)
2021-12 All regions Alibaba Cloud services that support resource groups
The search feature is supported for resources that you want to move to a resource group when you move the resources across resource groups. Transfer resources to a resource group
Tag createdby tags are changed in the following aspects:
  • createdby tags can be viewed in the Resource Management console and the console of an Alibaba Cloud service.
  • The tag key of createdby tags is changed from acs:createdby to acs:tag:createdby.
2021-12 All regions Overview
A public template for tag inheritance is provided in the OOS console. You can use the template to enable multiple resources related to an ECS instance to inherit the tags added to the ECS instance. The resources are disk, elastic network interface (ENI), snapshot, and elastic IP address (EIP). Use OOS to inherit tags from ECS instances at a time

November 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Resource Group Resource search in resource groups is optimized. You can search for resources by resource name, IP address, or tag. 2021-11 All regions Search for resources in a resource group
Resource search across resource groups is supported. You can search for resources across resource groups by resource ID, resource name, IP address, or tag. Query resources that belong to different resource groups
The ListResourceGroups API operation can be used to query a resource group by the ID, identifier, or display name of the resource group. ListResourceGroups
A resource list can be exported on the My Resource page of the Resource Management console. Export resources in different resource groups
RMC More Alibaba Cloud services and resources are supported. A total of 17 types of Alibaba Cloud services and 25 types of resources are supported. 2021-11 All regions Resource types that support RMC
The SearchResources API operation is added to query the resources that can be accessed within the current account. SearchResources
createdby tags createdby tags are a type of system tag that is generated 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. 21 Alibaba Cloud services support createdby tags. 2021-11 All regions Overview
Resource Sharing Resource sharing within a resource directory is supported. You can share your resources with all members in your resource directory, all members in a specific folder in your resource directory, or a specific member in your resource directory only after you enable resource sharing. 2021-11 All regions Enable resource sharing

October 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Trusted services for Resource Directory The trusted service Security Center that supports delegated administrator accounts is supported. 2021-10 All regions Supported trusted services
Resource Group The API operation that is used to move multiple resources to a resource group at a time is supported. The API operation provided by the Resource Group service allows you to move multiple resources that reside in different regions or belong to different services or resource groups to the same resource group at a time. 2021-10 All regions MoveResources

September 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Trusted services for Resource Directory The following trusted services are supported:
  • Log Audit Service
  • ROS
2021-09 All regions Supported trusted services
The trusted service ActionTrail that supports delegated administrator accounts is supported.
Preset tags Preset tags are visible in all Alibaba Cloud regions. 2021-09 All regions
The following method used to create a preset tag is supported: Use an Excel file to import a preset tag.
The resources to which a preset tag is added can be exported as a CSV file.
Custom tags The resources to which a custom tag is added can be exported as a CSV file. 2021-09 All regions Export resources to which a custom tag is added in a resource group

August 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Trusted services for Resource Directory The trusted service CloudSSO is supported. 2021-08 China (Shanghai) and US (Silicon Valley) Supported trusted services
Resource Group The resource group deletion feature is optimized in the following aspects:
  • The time the system requires to check whether a resource group contains resources after the resource group is deleted is reduced to three days.
  • A resource group in the Deleting state is renamed by the system.
2021-08 All regions Delete a resource group
All resources in a resource group can be exported as a CSV file. 2021-08 All regions Export resources in a resource group

May 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Trusted services for Resource Directory The trusted service Dynamic Route for CDN (DCDN) is supported. 2021-05 All regions Supported trusted services

April 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Trusted services for Resource Directory Trusted services refer to the Alibaba Cloud services that are integrated with the Resource Directory service. You can use the management account of your resource directory to complete management tasks in trusted services based on the resource directory. This simplifies the unified management of cloud services. 2021-04 All regions Overview
The management account of a resource directory can be used to specify a member in the resource directory as a delegated administrator account of a trusted service. After a member is specified as a delegated administrator account of a trusted service, the member can be used to access the information of the resource directory in the trusted service. The information includes the structure and members of the resource directory. The member can also be used to manage business within the resource directory. 2021-04 All regions Manage a delegated administrator account

The following trusted services are supported:

  • Cloud Config
  • ActionTrail
  • Security Center
  • Cloud Firewall
2021-04 All regions Supported trusted services

March 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Control Policy for Resource Directory The Control Policy feature provided by the Resource Directory service allows you to manage the permission boundaries of the folders or members in a resource directory in a centralized manner. This feature is implemented based on the resource directory. You can use this feature to develop common or dedicated rules for access control. The Control Policy feature does not grant permissions but only defines permission boundaries. Before you use an account that is a member of your resource directory to access resources, you must grant the required permissions to the account by using the Resource Access Management (RAM) service. 2021-03 All regions Overview
Member management for Resource Directory The member management for Resource Directory is optimized in the following aspects:
  • The Members tab is added to the Resource Directory page. This tab provides a view different from the Organization tab. The two tabs together allow you to comprehensively manage resources.
  • You can perform fuzzy searches for members by member name, Alibaba Cloud account name, or Alibaba Cloud account ID. This enables you to quickly find the desired member.
  • When you create a member, you can customize a prefix for the Alibaba Cloud account name that corresponds to the member. This enables you to identify the purpose of the member.
  • When you invite an Alibaba Cloud account to join your resource directory, the system automatically uses the name of the Alibaba Cloud account as the member name. This enables you to easily identify and manage the members that are invited to join your resource directory.
  • The members that are created in resource directories are resource accounts. Cloud accounts cannot be created in resource directories. You can invite Alibaba Cloud accounts to join your resource directory. The Alibaba Cloud accounts that join your resource directory are cloud accounts.
2021-03 All regions

December 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Resource Sharing Resource Sharing allows you to share the resources of your account with other accounts. 2020-12 All regions Resource Sharing overview

November 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
Account invitation for Resource Directory You can invite Alibaba Cloud accounts to join your resource directory for centralized management. 2019-11 All regions Invite an Alibaba Cloud account to join a resource directory

September 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
Resource Directory Resource Directory allows you to quickly create an organizational structure for resources based on your business or business ecosystem. You can add the accounts used by your enterprise to the structure to form a hierarchy for the accounts and resources. 2019-09 All regions Enable a resource directory

May 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
Resource Group Resource Group allows you to sort resources owned by your Alibaba Cloud account. This simplifies the resource and permission management of your Alibaba Cloud account. 2019-05 All regions Create a resource group