If you use multiple Tencent Cloud services such as TencentDB, CVM, and VPC which are managed by different users sharing your Tencent Cloud account key, the following problems may exist:
This is exactly why CAM has been developed. For a detailed description of CAM, please see CAM Overview.
After connecting to CAM, you can allow different users to manage different services through sub-accounts so as to avoid the above problems. By default, a sub-account doesn't have permission to use a TencentDB instance or related resources. Therefore, you need to create a policy to grant the required permission to the sub-account.
A policy is a syntax rule used to define and describe one or more permissions. It can authorize or deny the use of the designated resources by a user or user group. For more information on CAM policy, please see Policy Syntax. For more information on how to use a CAM policy, please see Policy.
If you do not need to manage the access permission to TencentDB resources for sub-accounts, you can skip this chapter. This will not affect your understanding and usage of other parts in the documentation.
A CAM policy must authorize or deny the use of one or more TencentDB operations. At the same time, it must specify the resources that can be used for the operations (which can be all resources or partial resources for certain operations). A policy can also include the conditions set for the manipulated resources.
- You are recommended to manage TencentDB resources and authorize TencentDB operations through CAM policies. Although the experience stays the same for existing users who are granted permission by project, it is not recommended to continue managing resources and authorizing operations in a project-based manner.
- Effectiveness conditions cannot be set in TencentDB for the time being.