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Now Generally Available – AWS Organizations: Policy-Based Management for Multiple AWS Accounts

by Caitlyn Shim | on | in Announcements | | Comments

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Over the years, we have found that many of our customers are managing multiple AWS accounts. Instead of dealing with a multitude of per-team, per-division, or per-application accounts, our customers have asked for a way to define access control policies that can be easily applied to all, some, or individual accounts. In many cases, these customers are also interested in additional billing and cost management options, and would like to be able to take advantage of AWS pricing benefits such as volume discounts and Reserved Instances.

Today, AWS Organizations moves from Preview to General Availability. You can use Organizations to centrally manage multiple AWS accounts, with the ability to create a hierarchy of organizational units (OUs). You can assign each account to an OU, define policies, and then apply those policies to an entire hierarchy, specific OUs, or specific accounts. You can invite existing AWS accounts to join your organization and you can also create new accounts. All of these functions are available from the AWS Management Console, the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and through the AWS Organizations API.

To read the full AWS Blog post about today’s launch, see AWS Organizations – Policy-Based Management for Multiple AWS Accounts.

– Caitlyn