Updated on 2022-06-13 GMT+08:00


  • Account

    An account is created upon successful registration with HUAWEI CLOUD. The account has full access permissions for all of its cloud services and resources. It can be used to reset user passwords and grant user permissions. The account is a payment entity and should not be used directly to perform routine management. For security purposes, create IAM users and grant them permissions for routine management.

  • IAM user

    A user is created in IAM using an account to use cloud services. Each user has its own identity credentials (password and access keys).

    An IAM user can view the account ID and user ID on the My Credentials page of the console. The account name, username, and password will be required for API authentication.

  • Region

    A region is a physical location where cloud resources are deployed. Availability zones (AZs) in the same region can communicate with each other over an intranet but AZs in different regions cannot communicate with each other. Deploying cloud resources in different regions can better suit certain user requirements or comply with local laws or regulations.

  • Availability Zone (AZ)

    AZs are physically isolated locations in a region, but are interconnected through an internal network for enhanced application availability.