What is an AWS organization

What is an AWS organization

If you want to manage your accounts centrally, you can combine your accounts into an organization.

You can assign resources, apply policies to accounts or groups for governance, and simplify billing by using a single payment method for all of your accounts.

What can I do with my existing accounts?

You can combine your existing accounts into an organization that enables you to manage the accounts centrally.

What is Consolidated Billing?

You can use the management account of your organization to consolidate and pay for all member accounts and use Cost Explorer can help manage accounts and improve their cost performance.

What is an OU?

Different access policies can be attached to each OU if you group your accounts into an organizational unit.

What is a tag policy?

The preferred case treatment of tag keys and tag values can be achieved with tag policies.

What is a service control policy (SCP)?

Users and roles in each member account can be restricted in which services and resources they are allowed to access.

What is the block?

A user or role in a member account can’t access services, resources, or actions that are blocked by the organization.

What is the difference between AWS Control Tower and AWS Organizations?

On top of the organizations, the control tower gives an automated and prescriptive experience.

It sets up the underlying service to organize accounts and implements preventive guardrails.

Control Tower can be used to set up your environment and set guardrails, then you can create custom policies that control the use of services and resources across multiple accounts.

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