Updated on 2022-11-10 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.

  • User

    A user is created using a domain 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 management console. The account name, username, and password will be required for API authentication.

  • Region

    Regions are divided from the dimensions of geographical location and network latency. Public services, such as Elastic Cloud Server (ECS), Elastic Volume Service (EVS), Object Storage Service (OBS), Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Elastic IP (EIP), and Image Management Service (IMS), are shared within the same region.

    Regions are classified into universal regions and dedicated regions.

    • A universal region provides universal cloud services for common tenants.
    • A dedicated region provides specific services for specific tenants.
  • Availability zone (AZ)

    An AZ contains one or more physical data centers. Each AZ has independent cooling, fire extinguishing, moisture-proof, and electricity facilities. Within an AZ, computing, network, storage, and other resources are logically divided into multiple clusters. AZs within a region are interconnected using high-speed optical fibers to support cross-AZ high-availability systems.

  • Project

    A project is created by a user in ProjectMan based on a template. It also contains preset work items, code, and resources. IAM users in a project are added to the project as team members. They are assigned with corresponding roles and granted with operation permissions.

  • Enterprise project

    An enterprise project groups and manages enterprise resources in a logically isolated manner. It can contain resources in multiple regions, and allow resources to be added or removed.

    For details about how to obtain enterprise project IDs and features, see Enterprise Management User Guide.