This article describes how to create a new Tag Key for your Organization. For information on Tagging see Introduction to Tagging, Tag Keys and Tag Values


  1. Only the Primary Administrator or a User with the Tag role can create Tag Keys.
  2. You must be logged in to your Home Geographic region in order to create Tag Keys.
  3. You can have up to 1,000 Tag Keys currently defined for your Organization

Content / Solution:

  1. Click on the Compute button and select Manage Tag Keys from the drop-down menu:

  2. You will be directed to the Manage Tag Keys dashboard. Click on the Add Tag Key button located in the upper left side of the screen:

  3. The Add Tag Key dialog will be displayed:

  4. Fill out the form by entering the following information:

    • NameName of the Tag Key - Maximum of 128 characters allowed.

      • Note that the use of "~" (Tilde) is not permitted, and the Name can not begin or end with a space.

      • Note that Tag Keys and Tag Key Values are NOT case sensitive.

    • Description - Description of the Tag Key - maximum of 255 characters allowed.

    • Value Required - This box identifies whether or not a User will be required to provide a Value when applying the Tag Key to a Cloud resource.

    • Report Display - This field identifies whether you want the Tag Key to appear as a column on the Detailed Usage report. 

      • Only 5 Tag Keys per Organization can be enabled to appear on the Detailed Usage Report at a given time.

  5. Once the Add Tag Key form is filled out click the Save button:

  6. The system will create the Tag Key and display a success message:

  7. The Tag Key will be populated in to the Tag Key Pool: