Posted On: Mar 7, 2018

AWS Service Catalog, used by enterprises, system integrators, and managed service providers to create, govern, and manage a catalog of IT services, is announcing AutoTags. AutoTags are tags that identify the portfolio, product, and user that launched a product, and are automatically applied by AWS Service Catalog to provisioned resources.

With the new AWS Service Catalog AutoTags, provisioned resources will be tagged with the unique identifiers for Portfolio, Product, and User. This provides a set of tags that reflect the AWS Service Catalog structure of portfolios, products, and users that customers have configured in the catalog. AutoTags do not count against the customer's 50-tag limit.  

AWS Service Catalog AutoTags can help provide consistent tagging for your resources, which is useful when setting AWS Budgets for a portfolio, product, or user. You can also use the AutoTags to identify resources for post-launch operations such as setting AWS Config rules. AutoTags for your provisioned resources can be viewed in the Tags section of the downstream services used for provisioning, such as CloudFormation, EC2, and S3.  

You can take advantage of this new capability today by visiting AWS Service Catalog here