This topic describes how to activate ApsaraVideo VOD.


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  1. Log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console.
  2. Click Activate ApsaraVideo VOD.
    Activate ApsaraVideo VOD
  3. Read and agree to the ApsaraVideo VOD Terms of Service and then click Activate Now.
    Note After you activate ApsaraVideo VOD, the AliyunVODDefaultRole role is automatically created and authorized to access cloud resources. If you delete this role by accident, you can create and grant permissions to the role on the Cloud Resource Access Authorization page.
  4. Go to the Overview page in the ApsaraVideo VOD console to start using ApsaraVideo VOD.