Updated on 2023-10-13 GMT+08:00

Step 1: Make Preparations

Before using CBR, make the following preparations:

Registering with Huawei Cloud

If you already have a Huawei Cloud account, skip this part. If you do not have a Huawei Cloud account, perform the following steps to create one:

  1. Visit www.huaweicloud.com/intl/en-us/ and click Register.
  2. On the displayed page, register an account as prompted.

    After the registration is complete, you will be redirected to your personal information page.

Topping Up an Account

Ensure that your account has sufficient balance.

To view detailed CBR pricing, see Product Pricing Details.

To top up an account, see Topping Up an Account.

Creating an IAM User

If you want to allow multiple users to manage your resources without sharing your password or private key, you can create IAM users and grant permissions to the users. These users can use specified links and their own accounts to access the public cloud and help you manage resources efficiently. You can also configure account security policies to ensure the security of these accounts.

If you have registered with the public cloud but have not created an IAM user, you can create one on the IAM console. For example, to create a CBR administrator, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter your username and password to log in to the management console.
  2. Hover the mouse over the username in the upper right corner and choose Identity and Access Management from the drop-down list.
  3. In the navigation pane on the left, choose Users.
  4. On the Users page, click Create User.
  5. Enter user information on the Create User page.
    • Username: Enter a username, for example, cbr_admin.
    • Email Address: Email address of the IAM user. This parameter is mandatory if the access type is specified as Set by user.
    • (Optional) Mobile Number: Mobile number of the IAM user.
    • (Optional) Description: Enter the description of the user, for example, CBR administrator.
  6. Select Management console access for Access Type and Set now for Password. Enter a password and click Next.

    A CBR administrator can log in to the management console and manage users. You are advised to select Set now for Password Type when you create a CBR administrator for your domain. If you create a CBR administrator for other users, you are advised to select Set by user for Password Type instead so that the users can set their own password.

  7. (Optional) Add the user to the admin user group and click Create.

    User group admin has all the operation permissions. If you want to grant fine-grained permissions to IAM users, see Creating a User and Granting CBR Permissions.

    The user is displayed in the user list. You can click the IAM user login link to log in to the console.