You can remove members of the cloud account type from your resource directory.


If a member is a delegated administrator account of a trusted service, the member cannot be directly removed from your resource directory. You must remove the delegated administrator account for the trusted service first. For more information, see Remove a delegated administrator account.

Background information

In a resource directory, members of the resource account type are resource containers that are created by using the management account of the resource directory. You cannot remove such members from the resource directory. For security purposes, you can use these members only within the resource directory.


  1. Log on to the Resource Management console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resource Directory > Overview.
  3. Click the Organization or Members tab.
  4. Find the member that you want to remove and click Remove in the Actions column.
  5. In the Remove Member message, click OK.
    After you remove the member from the resource directory, the following changes occur:
    • The member becomes an independent Alibaba Cloud account. The account is no longer managed by the management account of the resource directory and limited by the access control policies of the resource directory.
    • The payment relationship of the account remains unchanged. If you want to update the payment relationship of the account, go to the financial system.