About IAM

OUTSCALE’s Identity Access Management (IAM) is the service that oversees the authentication and authorization to access and use all resources of the OUTSCALE Cloud.

To access and use the resources of the OUTSCALE Cloud, you must first authenticate. This can be done using various methods, with various degrees of security. For more information, see About Authentication.

You can manage resources with two types of credentials:

  • The credentials of an account (also called a root account), which have unrestricted permissions on all resources of the account. An account is linked to a specific email address and is created for you by 3DS OUTSCALE. For more information, see About Your Account.

  • Secondary credentials called EIM users, which are created and owned by the account and which may have restricted permissions. For more information, see Elastic Identity Management (EIM).