» Getting Alibaba Cloud Account
The Alibaba Cloud has three accounts: International-Site Account, China-Site Account and JP-Site Account. In most case, the three accounts have no different about creating Alibaba Cloud resources. But, based on some internal reason, when using terraform to manage cloud resources, a few products and resources have some limitations are applied to different accounts. We will show the limitations gradually to help you avoid some needless errors.
» Sign Up Alibaba Cloud Internation-Site Account
Warning: At present, terraform can not use internation-site to open
resources which instance charge type is "PrePaid"
» Sign Up Alibaba Cloud China-Site Account
China-Site has different access website. If you want to sign up a China-Site account, you can go to Alibaba Cloud China-Site Website to finish register. For more account register details, see Sign up with Alibaba Cloud
» Sign Up Alibaba Cloud JP-Site Account
JP-Site(Japan-Site) also has a alone access website. If you want to sign up a China-Site account, you can go to Alibaba Cloud JP-Site Website to finish register. For more account register details, see Sign up with Alibaba Cloud
» How to distinguish my account site type
There is a simple method to distinguish an Alibaba Cloud account belongs to Internation-Site, China-Site or JP-Site: An account can only access the corresponding site, that are Internation-Site account can only login Internationl-Site Website, China-Site account only login China-Site Website and JP-Site can only login JP-Site Website.