Tutorial Billing Estimates: The total cost of setting up remote access with AWS Systems Manager and AWS SSO will vary depending on your needs and configuration. If you use the resources described in the implementation guide for 2 hours, your cost will be less than $1. This excludes the cost of configuring an on-premises server. This estimate assumes that you generate less than 10 KB of session logs in an Amazon S3 bucket and send less than 10 KB of data to Amazon CloudWatch Logs through Session Manager testing.

Service usage and cost: AWS pricing is based on your usage of each individual service. The total combined usage of each service will create your monthly bill. Explore the tabs below to learn what each service does and how it affects your bill.

  • AWS Systems Manager

    Description: AWS Systems Manager gives you visibility and control of your infrastructure on AWS. Systems Manager provides a unified user interface so you can view operational data from multiple AWS services and allows you to automate operational tasks across your AWS resources. With Systems Manager, you can group resources, like Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon EKS clusters, Amazon S3 buckets, or Amazon RDS instances, by application, view operational data for monitoring and troubleshooting, implement pre-approved change work flows, and audit operational changes for your groups of resources. Systems Manager simplifies resource and application management, shortens the time to detect and resolve operational problems, and makes it easy to operate and manage your infrastructure securely at scale.

    How Pricing Works: With AWS Systems Manager, you pay only for what you use on the priced features, as you use them. There are no minimum fees or upfront commitments. Features that are provided at no additional charge are listed on the AWS Systems Manager pricing page. Limits may apply.

    Example: In this project, you use AWS Systems Manager Session Manager to access your production and development instances. There are no additional charges for accessing Amazon EC2 instances.

  • AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO)

    Description: AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) makes it easy to centrally manage access to multiple AWS accounts and business applications and provide users with single sign-on access to all their assigned accounts and applications from one place. With AWS SSO, you can easily manage access and user permissions to all of your accounts in AWS Organizations centrally. AWS SSO configures and maintains all the necessary permissions for your accounts automatically, without requiring any additional setup in the individual accounts. You can assign user permissions based on common job functions and customize these permissions to meet your specific security requirements. AWS SSO also includes built-in integrations to many business applications, such as Salesforce, Box, and Microsoft 365.

    How Pricing Works:  AWS SSO is offered at no extra charge.

    Example: In this project, you use AWS SSO for multi-factor authentication (MFA) to securely access your Amazon EC2 production and development instances.

  • Amazon CloudWatch

    Description: Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring and observability service built for DevOps engineers, developers, site reliability engineers (SREs), and IT managers. CloudWatch provides you with data and actionable insights to monitor your applications, respond to system-wide performance changes, optimize resource utilization, and get a unified view of operational health. CloudWatch collects monitoring and operational data in the form of logs, metrics, and events, providing you with a unified view of AWS resources, applications, and services that run on AWS and on-premises servers. You can use CloudWatch to detect anomalous behavior in your environments, set alarms, visualize logs and metrics side by side, take automated actions, troubleshoot issues, and discover insights to keep your applications running smoothly.

    How Pricing Works: With Amazon CloudWatch, there is no up-front commitment or minimum fee; you simply pay for what you use. You will be charged at the end of the month for your usage. For more information, see the Amazon CloudWatch pricing page.

    Example: In this project, you enable CloudWatch logging to send Session Manager logs to Amazon CloudWatch. If you follow this implementation guide, you should send less than 10 KB of data to Amazon CloudWatch Logs through Session Manager testing.

  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)

    Description: Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. This means customers of all sizes and industries can use it to store and protect any amount of data for a range of use cases, such as data lakes, websites, mobile applications, backup and restore, archive, enterprise applications, IoT devices, and big data analytics. Amazon S3 provides easy-to-use management features so you can organize your data and configure finely-tuned access controls to meet your specific business, organizational, and compliance requirements. Amazon S3 is designed for 99.999999999% (11 9's) of durability, and stores data for millions of applications for companies all around the world.

    How Pricing Works: With Amazon S3,  you pay only for what you use. There is no minimum fee. There are four cost components to consider when deciding on which S3 storage class best fits your data profile – storage pricing, request and data retrieval pricing, data transfer and transfer acceleration pricing, and data management features pricing. For more information, see the Amazon S3 pricing page.

    Example: In this project, your Amazon S3 bucket stores Session Manager logs from Amazon CloudWatch. If you follow this implementation guide, you should generate less than 10 KB from Session Manager testing and store less than 10 KB of data in Amazon S3.