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Level 100: AWS Account Setup

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Introduction

This hands-on lab will guide you through the steps to create and setup an initial account structure, and enable access to billing reports. This will ensure that you can complete the Well-Architected Cost workshops, and enable you to optimize your workloads inline with the Well-Architected Framework.

Goals

  • Implement an account structure
  • Configure billing services

Prerequisites

  • Multiple AWS accounts (at least two)
  • Root user access to the master account

Permissions required

  • Root user access to the master account
  • ./Code/master_policy IAM policy required for Master account user
  • ./Code/member_policy IAM policy required for Member account user
  • ./Code/IAM_policy IAM policy required to create the cost optimization team
  • NOTE: There may be permission error messages during the lab, as the console may require additional privileges. These errors will not impact the lab, and we follow security best practices by implementing the minimum set of privileges required.


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Best Practice Checklist

  • [ ] Create a basic account structure, with a master (payer) account and at least 1 member (linked) account
  • [ ] Configure account parameters
  • [ ] Configure IAM access to billing information
  • [ ] Configure a Cost and Usage Report (CUR)
  • [ ] Enable AWS Cost Explorer
  • [ ] Enable AWS-Generated Cost Allocation Tags
  • [ ] Create a cost optimization team, to manage cost optimization across your organization

License

Licensed under the Apache 2.0 and MITnoAttr License.

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