Amazon Simple Storage Service
Console User Guide (API Version 2006-03-01)

Managing Cost Allocation Tagging


This is the User Guide for the old Amazon S3 console. If you are looking for the User Guide for the new Amazon S3 console, see Welcome to the New Amazon S3 Console User Guide.  

With AWS cost allocation, you can use tags to annotate billing for your use of a bucket. A tag is a key-value pair that represents a label that you assign to a bucket. In your AWS bill, costs are organized by tags that you define.

As a billing resource, a bucket can have as many as ten tags. In the following example, we’ll create a tag that associates the bucket with a particular project. For information about cost allocation tagging, go to Cost Allocation in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.

This section explains how to add and remove cost allocation tags for a bucket.

To add a cost allocation tag

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at

  2. In the Buckets list, click the bucket name, and then click Tags.

  3. Click Add more tags.

  4. In the Key and Value boxes, type a key name and a value.

  5. Click Save.

    If there is an issue with a tag, an error message is displayed with information about the issue. For example, if the key-value pair is already in use or a key is missing its associated value, an error message is displayed, and the tag will not be saved.

To delete a cost allocation tag

  1. In the Buckets list, click the bucket name, and then click Tags.

  2. Select one or more tags to delete and click Remove selected tags. To select multiple tags, select one tag, and then either press the Shift key and drag to select multiple tags or hold down the Ctrl key while you click additional tags. The following example shows two tags selected.

    You can also click the x to the right of a tag's Value field to delete just that tag.

  3. Click Save.