Resource Tags

When you have many resources (for example, instances, VCNs, load balancers, and block volumes) across multiple compartments in your tenancy, it can become difficult to track resources used for specific purposes, or to aggregate them, report on them, or take bulk actions on them. Tagging allows you to define keys and values and associate them with resources. You can then use the tags to help you organize and list resources based on your business needs.

There are two types of tags:

Defined tags are set up in your tenancy by an administrator. Only users granted permission to work with the defined tags can apply them to resources.

Free-form tags can be applied by any user with permissions on the resource.

For more detailed information about tags and their features, see Overview of Tags.

Watch a video to introduce you to the concepts and features of tagging: Introduction to Tagging.

Working with Resource Tags

Not all resources support tags. See Taggable Resources for the list of resources that support tags.

Using the API

For information about using the API and signing requests, see REST APIs and Security Credentials. For information about SDKs, see Oracle Cloud Infrastructure SDKs.

To apply a tag to a resource using the API, use the appropriate resource's create or update operation.