This topic describes how to install the SDK for Go and provides an example of how to use the SDK for Go.

Background information

  • Alibaba Cloud provides OpenAPI Developer Portal to simplify API usage. You can use OpenAPI Explorer to debug API operations and dynamically generate SDK sample code.
  • For information about Resource Access Management (RAM) API operations, see RAM API Reference.

Install the SDK for Go

For more information about how to install the SDK for Go, see Get started.

You can download the installation packages of the SDK for Go from the following links:


The following code provides an example of how to call the CreateUser operation by using the SDK for Go. You can use OpenAPI Developer Portal to debug other API operations and obtain sample code.

package main

import (

func main() {
    // Construct an Alibaba Cloud client that is used to initiate requests.
    // When you construct the client, specify your AccessKey ID and AccessKey secret.
    client, err := ram.NewClientWithAccessKey("<accessKeyId>", "<accessKeySecret>")

    request := ram.CreateCreateUserRequest()
    request.Scheme = "https"
    // Specify request parameters. For more information about the parameters, see API Reference.
    request.UserName = "<UserName>"
    // Initiate the request and obtain a response.
    response, err := client.CreateUser(request)
    if err ! = nil {
    fmt.Printf("response is %#v\n", response)