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Overview

This document demonstrates how to create an Alibaba Cloud account.

Create the account

To create an Alibaba Cloud account, perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the https://alibabacloud.com web site.
  2. Click Free Account. A new interface will appear.
  3. Select your region.
  4. Enter your email address.
  5. Enter a password and confirm it.
  6. Select the checkbox to agree to Alibaba's Membership Agreement, Privacy Policy, Product Terms and Terms of Use.
  7. Click Confirm. A Verification window will appear.
    1. To verify your new account via email, perform the following steps:
      1. Click Send.
      2. Check your email for a message with a verification code.
    2. To verify your new account via your phone, perform the following steps:
      1. Click Use phone instead.
      2. Enter your phone number.
      3. Click Call Now to receive the verification code via phone or click Send Message to receive it via a text message.
  8. Enter the verification code.
  9. Click Verify. The Login interface will appear.
  10. Enter your email address in the Account text box.
  11. Enter your password in the Password text box.
  12. Click Sign In. The Console interface will appear with a tour of the Alibaba Cloud interface.

Set up payment method

To purchase service from Alibaba, you will need to add a payment method to your account.

To add a payment method to your account, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Add Payment Method. The Add Payment Method interface will appear.
  2. Enter your card information in the Card information section and click Next.
  3. Enter your billing information in the Billing Information section and click Save the Card.

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