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Updated on 2024-07-11 GMT+08:00

What Are the Relationships Between a Huawei Cloud Account, HUAWEI ID, IAM User, and Federated User?

This section introduces the accounts used on Huawei Cloud and their relationships.

Account Types of Huawei Cloud

The Huawei Cloud account system consists of two types of accounts:

  • Accounts: registered or created on Huawei Cloud. An account has the highest permissions on Huawei Cloud. It can access all of its resources and pays for the use of these resources. Accounts include HUAWEI IDs and Huawei Cloud accounts.
  • IAM users: created and managed using an account in IAM. The account administrator grants permissions to IAM users and makes payment for the resources they use. IAM users use resources as specified by the permissions.

An account and its IAM users have a parent-child relationship.

You can log in to Huawei Cloud using a HUAWEI ID, Huawei website account, Huawei enterprise partner account, or Huawei Cloud account, and use your resources and cloud services.

If you are an IAM user created by an account or a user of a third-party system that has established a trust relationship with Huawei Cloud, log in to Huawei Cloud through the corresponding page and then use resources and cloud services as specified by the permissions granted by the account.

  

HUAWEI ID

You can register a HUAWEI ID to access all Huawei services, such as Huawei Cloud and Vmall.

Registration: Register a HUAWEI ID on any Huawei service website, such as the HUAWEI ID website.

Huawei Cloud login: Log in to Huawei Cloud by clicking HUAWEI ID. If this is the first time you log in to Huawei Cloud with a HUAWEI ID, enable Huawei Cloud services or bind the HUAWEI ID to your Huawei Cloud account by following the on-screen prompts.

  

Huawei Cloud Account

Huawei Cloud accounts can only be used to log in to Huawei Cloud.

Registration: To improve login experience, we have unified our account system. You can only register HUAWEI IDs on Huawei Cloud from October 30, 2021.

Huawei Cloud login: Log in to Huawei Cloud by clicking HUAWEI ID or Huawei Cloud Account.

  

IAM User

IAM users use Huawei Cloud resources as specified by the permissions granted by their account.

Creation: IAM users are created by an account in IAM. For details, see Creating an IAM User.

Huawei Cloud login: Log in to Huawei Cloud by clicking IAM User.

  

Federated User (Virtual User)

Federated users are registered with a third-party system that has established a trust relationship with Huawei Cloud. Users can log in to Huawei Cloud using third-party system accounts. For example, they can log in to a gaming platform using their social networking service (SNS) accounts.

Creation: When an enterprise user logs in to Huawei Cloud using an account of a third-party system, IAM automatically creates a virtual user (enterprise federated user). The third-party system corresponds to an identity provider that you have created in IAM. For details, see Introduction to Identity Provider.

Huawei Cloud login: Log in to Huawei Cloud by clicking Federated User.

  

Other

If you already have a Huawei website account or Huawei enterprise partner account, log in to Huawei Cloud with these accounts and use resources as an account administrator.

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