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Virtual Private Cloud:OpenFlowLogService

Last Updated:Dec 02, 2023

Enables the flow log feature.

Operation Description

  • You cannot repeatedly call the OpenFlowLogService operation within the specified period of time by using an Alibaba Cloud account.
  • You can call the GetFlowLogServiceStatus operation to query the status of the flow log feature.


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Authorization information

The following table shows the authorization information corresponding to the API. The authorization information can be used in the Action policy element to grant a RAM user or RAM role the permissions to call this API operation. Description:

  • Operation: the value that you can use in the Action element to specify the operation on a resource.
  • Access level: the access level of each operation. The levels are read, write, and list.
  • Resource type: the type of the resource on which you can authorize the RAM user or the RAM role to perform the operation. Take note of the following items:
    • The required resource types are displayed in bold characters.
    • If the permissions cannot be granted at the resource level, All Resources is used in the Resource type column of the operation.
  • Condition Key: the condition key that is defined by the cloud service.
  • Associated operation: other operations that the RAM user or the RAM role must have permissions to perform to complete the operation. To complete the operation, the RAM user or the RAM role must have the permissions to perform the associated operations.
OperationAccess levelResource typeCondition keyAssociated operation
  • FlowLogService

Request parameters


The client token that is used to ensure the idempotence of the request.

You can use the client to generate the token, but you must make sure that the token is unique among different requests. The token can contain only ASCII characters.

Note If you do not set this parameter, the system automatically set ClientToken to the value of RequestId. The value of RequestId for each API request is different.

The region ID of the flow log.

You can call the DescribeRegions operation to query the most recent region list.


Response parameters


The ID of the request.


The HTTP status code.


The information returned after the flow log feature is enabled.



Sample success responses


  "RequestId": "28CF47AB-B6C0-5FA2-80C7-2B28826A92CB",
  "Code": "200",
  "Message": "successful"

Error codes

HTTP status codeError codeError messageDescription
400OperationFailed.ExceedPurchaseLimitYou have reached the limit of purchase quantity.-
400Forbidden.RAMUser not authorized to operate on the specified resource, or this API doesn't support RAM.-
400OperationFailed.AliGroupUserCanNotBuyInnerCommodityVpc_flowlog_public has no group cloud product label, and users within the group are not allowed to purchase.vpc_flowlog_public does not have a merchandise tag and cannot be purchased by an internal group user.
400Forbidden.RAMUser not authorized to operate on the specified resourceThe RAM user is unauthorized to perform the operation.
400OperationFailed.QuotaNotEnoughYour quota is insufficient. Please contact your channel partner to increase your quota-
400Order.NoRealNameAuthenticationReal-name verification has not been completed for the account.The error message returned because you have not completed real-name verification. Go to User Center to complete real-name verification.
400OperationFailed.BasicInfoUncompletedYou have not completed your basic personal information, please complete the information and try again.Your basic information is incomplete. Specify the information and try again.

For a list of error codes, visit the Service error codes.

Change history

Change timeSummary of changesOperation
2023-08-30API Description Update,The error codes of the API operation change.see changesets
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    delete Error Codes: 400
2023-03-16The error codes of the API operation change.see changesets
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Error CodesThe error codes of the API operation change.
    Error Codes 400 change