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Step 1: Preparations

Updated at: Jan 10, 2020 GMT+08:00

Before using SFS, you need to make the following preparations:

Registering with HUAWEI CLOUD and Completing Real-Name Authentication

If you already have a HUAWEI CLOUD account, skip this part. If you do not have a HUAWEI CLOUD account, perform the following operations to create an account:

  1. Visit and click Register.
  2. On the displayed Register page, register an account as prompted.

    After you have successfully registered, the system automatically redirects you to your personal information page.

Topping Up Your Account

Ensure that your account has sufficient balance.

For details about the SFS price, see Price Details.

For details about how 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 users using IAM and grant permissions to the users. These users can use specified login links and their own accounts to access the public cloud and help you efficiently manage resources. You can also set account security policies to ensure the security of these accounts and reduce enterprise information security risks.

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

  1. Enter your username and password to log in to the management console.
  2. In the upper right corner of the page, hover the mouse over the username and select Identity and Access Management.
  3. In the navigation pane on the left, select Users.
  4. On the Users page, click Create User.
  5. Enter basic user information as prompted.
    • Username: Enter a username, for example, sfs_admin.
    • Credential Type: Select Password.
      • A password can be used to log in to the management console and enable development tools (such as APIs, the CLI, and SDKs) that can access cloud services through password authentication. This is the recommended option because the security administrator manages users.
      • Access keys are used to enable development tools (such as APIs, the CLI, and SDKs) that can access cloud services through key authentication.
    • In the User Groups area, select admin from the drop-down list. 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 Permissions.
    • Description: Enter description of the user, for example, SFS administrator.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select Set manually for Password Type.

    An SFS administrator can log in to the management console and manage users. You are advised to select Set manually for Password Type when you create an SFS administrator for your domain. If you create an SFS administrator for another user, you are advised to select Set at first login for Password Type instead so that the user can set their own password.

  8. Select Require Password Reset to ensure that the SFS administrator is forced to change the password on the first login. The Require Password Reset option is selected by default. It is recommended that you retain the default setting to ensure that the password of the administrator account is set by the administrator, preventing password leakage.
  9. Enter the email address, mobile number, password, and confirm password.
  10. Click OK.

    After the user is created, the login link of the user is displayed above the list.

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