Posted On: Aug 4, 2021

AWS License Manager announces support for Delegated Administrator, a feature that allows license administrators to manage and distribute licenses across all of their AWS accounts from a delegated account other than the central payer account. Using delegated administrator, you can discover licenses running across all accounts and track license usage centrally. Delegated Administrator provides you flexibility to separate license management from the billing activities. 

You can configure AWS License Manager in your central payer or management account and pick another AWS account as the delegated administrator. Once the delegated administrator account is configured, you can perform central license administration tasks such as managing licenses and EC2 Dedicated Hosts, sharing license configuration with other accounts, and setting up cross-account discovery.

AWS License Manager makes it easier to track your existing software license usage from different vendors such as Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and IBM, and centrally manage these licenses across hybrid environments. Delegated Administrator is offered at no additional charge. Visit the AWS License Manager web page, documentation and frequently asked questions to learn more.