Create an Alibaba Account


Last modified: September 27, 2022

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 Alibaba Cloud web site.

  2. Click Free Account. A new interface will appear.

  3. Select your account type. Click Next.

  4. Enter your email address.

  5. Enter a password and confirm it. Click Sign Up (Step 1 of 2).

  6. An interface with two tabs will appear. You may choose either of the following verification methods:

  • To verify your new account with your phone number, select the By Phone tab and perform the following steps:

    1. Select your country or region.
    2. Enter your phone number and click Send Message to receive a verification code.
    3. Enter the verification code.
    4. Select the checkbox to agree to Alibaba’s Membership Agreement, Privacy Policy, Product Terms, and Terms of Use.
  • To verify your new account with your sign-up email address, select By Email and perform the following steps:

    1. Select your country or region.
    2. Click Send to receive a verification code.
    3. Enter the verification code.
    4. Select the checkbox to agree to Alibaba’s Membership Agreement, Privacy Policy, Product Terms, and Terms of Use.
  1. Click Sign Up (Step 2 of 2). The Basic Information interface will appear.

  2. Select your account type, then enter your address and contact information.

  3. You must verify the contact method that you did not use in your earlier sign-up process. For example, if you used the By Phone interface earlier, you must now verify your email address. Enter your email in the Identity verification by email text box and click Verify. A Verification interface will appear.

  4. Alibaba will send you an email or text message with a verification code. Enter the code into the Enter your verification code text box.

  5. Click Submit.

  6. The Add a payment method interface will appear. To add a credit or debit card, click Add. To connect your PayPal® account to Alibaba, click Bind.

  7. To add a credit or debit card, enter your card information and click Submit. To bind a PayPal account to Alibaba, click Add Now. Log in to your PayPal account to associate it with Alibaba.

  8. You have now created a free Alibaba Cloud account. You may click the Free Trial button to see a list of free trial products.

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