When you create an account, it is created for a specific Region of the OUTSCALE Cloud. If you want to create and manage resources in other Regions, you must create additional accounts for these Regions. For more information about Regions, see About Regions, Endpoints, and Availability Zones.
By default, your account is created for the eu-west-2 Region. If you need assistance with the creation of your account, or if you want to create it for another Region, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also request that your existing account be copied to another Region. To do so, contact your Technical Account Manager, or our Support team at email@example.com.
Your account has several authentication methods depending on the tools used:
- A password, used mainly for graphical user interfaces (GUIs). For more information, see About Password Security.
- Access keys, used mainly for APIs and command line interfaces (CLIs). For more information see About Access Keys.
- Keypairs, used for connecting to your instances. For more information, see About Keypairs.
Resource Quotas and Billing
Quotas for the creation and consumption of resources are defined for your account. A paying account is billed for your consumption. This paying account can be your own account or a different one. For more information about your resource consumption, see Getting Information About Your Account and Quotas and Billing and Consumption.
An account can go through different states. Depending on the state, some actions may be unavailable.
TINA Account Lifecycle
|The default state of an account. In this state, you can use the API and API-based tools to create and manage resources.|
In this state, you cannot use the API and API-based tools. However, you can still access existing resources over the Internet (for example, connecting to your instances).
After 5 days, the state of your account automatically changes to
3DS OUTSCALE can put your account in this state to temporarily restrict it without deleting it.
In this state, the instances of your account are isolated.
3DS OUTSCALE can put your account in this state in case of a security issue on it.
By 20 minutes into this state, all the resources of your account are deleted except for your snapshots, volumes, default security groups, and quotas.
After 30 days, the state of your account automatically changes to
It is possible to retrieve the storage data of the account within the 30-day limit. To do so, you must send a request to our Support team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|The state of a deleted account. All storage resources of your account are deleted, without any possibility to recover them.|