AWS Accounts

AWS Organizations

Root account with organizational units and AWS accounts behind the OU’s.

Policies can be assigned at different points in the hierarchy.

Available in two feature sets:

  • Consolidated billing.
  • All features.

Consolidated billing separates paying accounts and linked accounts.

Limit of 20 linked accounts for consolidated billing (default).

Can help with cost control through volume discounts.

Unused reserved EC2 instances are applied across the group.

Paying accounts should be used for billing purposes only.

Billing alerts can be setup at the paying account which shows billing for all linked accounts.

Resource Groups

Resource groups allow you to group resources and then tag them.

Tag editor assists with finding resources and adding tags.

Resource groups contain information such as:

  • Region.
  • Name.
  • Health Checks.

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