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Using identity-based policies (IAM policies) for AWS Cost Management

Note

The following AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) actions have reached the end of standard support on July 2023:

  • aws-portal namespace

  • purchase-orders:ViewPurchaseOrders

  • purchase-orders:ModifyPurchaseOrders

If you're using AWS Organizations, you can use the bulk policy migrator scripts to update polices from your payer account. You can also use the old to granular action mapping reference to verify the IAM actions that need to be added.

For more information, see the Changes to AWS Billing, AWS Cost Management, and Account Consoles Permission blog.

If you have an AWS account, or are a part of an AWS Organizations created on or after March 6, 2023, 11:00 AM (PDT), the fine-grained actions are already in effect in your organization.

This topic provides examples of identity-based policies that demonstrate how an account administrator can attach permissions policies to IAM identities (roles and groups) and thereby grant permissions to perform operations on Billing and Cost Management resources.

For a full discussion of AWS accounts and users, see What Is IAM? in the IAM User Guide.

For information on how you can update customer managed policies, see Editing customer managed policies (console) in the IAM User Guide.

Billing and Cost Management actions policies

This table summarizes the permissions that allow or deny users access to your billing information and tools. For examples of policies that use these permissions, see AWS Cost Management policy examples.

For a list of actions policies for the Billing console, see Billing actions policies in the Billing user guide.

Permission name Description

aws-portal:ViewBilling

Allow or deny users permission to view the Billing and Cost Management console pages. For an example policy, see Allow IAM users to view your billing information in the Billing User Guide.

aws-portal:ViewUsage

Allow or deny users permission to view AWS usage Reports.

To allow users to view usage reports, you must allow both ViewUsage and ViewBilling.

For an example policy, see Allow IAM users to access the reports console page in the Billing User Guide.

aws-portal:ModifyBilling

Allow or deny users permission to modify the following Billing and Cost Management console pages:

To allow users to modify these console pages, you must allow both ModifyBilling and ViewBilling. For an example policy, see Allow users to modify billing information.

aws-portal:ViewAccount

Allow or deny users permission to view the following Billing and Cost Management console pages:

aws-portal:ModifyAccount

Allow or deny users permission to modify Account Settings.

To allow users to modify account settings, you must allow both ModifyAccount and ViewAccount.

For an example of a policy that explicitly denies a user access to the Account Settings console page, see Deny access to account settings, but allow full access to all other billing and usage information.

budgets:ViewBudget

Allow or deny users permission to view Budgets.

To allow users to view budgets, you must also allow ViewBilling.

budgets:ModifyBudget

Allow or deny users permission to modify Budgets.

To allow users to view and modify budgets, you must also allow ViewBilling.

ce:GetPreferences

Allow or deny users permissions to view the Cost Explorer preferences page.

For an example policy, see View and update the Cost Explorer preferences page.

ce:UpdatePreferences

Allow or deny users permissions to update the Cost Explorer preferences page.

For an example policy, see View and update the Cost Explorer preferences page.

ce:DescribeReport

Allow or deny users permissions to view the Cost Explorer reports page.

For an example policy, see View, create, update, and delete using the Cost Explorer reports page.

ce:CreateReport

Allow or deny users permissions to create reports using the Cost Explorer reports page.

For an example policy, see View, create, update, and delete using the Cost Explorer reports page.

ce:UpdateReport

Allow or deny users permissions to update using the Cost Explorer reports page.

For an example policy, see View, create, update, and delete using the Cost Explorer reports page.

ce:DeleteReport

Allow or deny users permissions to delete reports using the Cost Explorer reports page.

For an example policy, see View, create, update, and delete using the Cost Explorer reports page.

ce:DescribeNotificationSubscription

Allow or deny users permissions to view Cost Explorer reservation expiration alerts in the reservation overview page.

For an example policy, see View, create, update, and delete reservation and Savings Plans alerts.

ce:CreateNotificationSubscription

Allow or deny users permissions to create Cost Explorer reservation expiration alerts in the reservation overview page.

For an example policy, see View, create, update, and delete reservation and Savings Plans alerts.

ce:UpdateNotificationSubscription

Allow or deny users permissions to update Cost Explorer reservation expiration alerts in the reservation overview page.

For an example policy, see View, create, update, and delete reservation and Savings Plans alerts.

ce:DeleteNotificationSubscription

Allow or deny users permissions to delete Cost Explorer reservation expiration alerts in the reservation overview page.

For an example policy, see View, create, update, and delete reservation and Savings Plans alerts.

ce:CreateCostCategoryDefinition

Allow or deny users permissions to create cost categories.

For an example policy, see View and manage cost categories in the Billing User Guide.

You can add resource tags to monitors during Create. In order to create monitors with resource tags, you need the ce:TagResource permission.

ce:DeleteCostCategoryDefinition

Allow or deny users permissions to delete cost categories.

For an example policy, see View and manage cost categories in the Billing User Guide.

ce:DescribeCostCategoryDefinition

Allow or deny users permissions to view cost categories.

For an example policy, see View and manage cost categories in the Billing User Guide.

ce:ListCostCategoryDefinitions

Allow or deny users permissions to list cost categories.

For an example policy, see View and manage cost categories in the Billing User Guide.

ce:ListTagsForResource

Allow or deny users permissions to list all resource tags for a given resource. For a list of supported resources, see ResourceTag in the AWS Billing and Cost Management API Reference.

ce:UpdateCostCategoryDefinition

Allow or deny users permissions to update cost categories.

For an example policy, see View and manage cost categories in the Billing User Guide.

ce:CreateAnomalyMonitor

Allow or deny users permissions to create a single AWS Cost Anomaly Detection monitor. You can add resource tags to monitors during Create. In order to create monitors with resource tags, you need the ce:TagResource permission.

ce:GetAnomalyMonitors

Allow or deny users permissions to view all AWS Cost Anomaly Detection monitors.

ce:UpdateAnomalyMonitor

Allow or deny users permissions to update AWS Cost Anomaly Detection monitors.

ce:DeleteAnomalyMonitor

Allow or deny users permissions to delete AWS Cost Anomaly Detection monitors.

ce:CreateAnomalySubscription

Allow or deny users permissions to create a single subscription for AWS Cost Anomaly Detection. You can add resource tags to subscriptions during Create. In order to create subscriptions with resource tags, you need the ce:TagResource permission.

ce:GetAnomalySubscriptions

Allow or deny users permissions to view all subscriptions for AWS Cost Anomaly Detection.

ce:UpdateAnomalySubscription

Allow or deny users permissions to update AWS Cost Anomaly Detection subscriptions.

ce:DeleteAnomalySubscription

Allow or deny users permissions to delete AWS Cost Anomaly Detection subscriptions.

ce:GetAnomalies

Allow or deny users permissions to view all anomalies in AWS Cost Anomaly Detection.

ce:ProvideAnomalyFeedback

Allow or deny users permissions to provide feedback on a detected AWS Cost Anomaly Detection.

ce:TagResource

Allow or deny users permissions to add resource tag key-value pairs to a resource. For a list of supported resources, see ResourceTag in the AWS Billing and Cost Management API Reference.

ce:UntagResource

Allow or deny users permissions to delete resource tags from a resource. For a list of supported resources, see ResourceTag in the AWS Billing and Cost Management API Reference.

Managed policies

Note

The following AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) actions have reached the end of standard support on July 2023:

  • aws-portal namespace

  • purchase-orders:ViewPurchaseOrders

  • purchase-orders:ModifyPurchaseOrders

If you're using AWS Organizations, you can use the bulk policy migrator scripts to update polices from your payer account. You can also use the old to granular action mapping reference to verify the IAM actions that need to be added.

For more information, see the Changes to AWS Billing, AWS Cost Management, and Account Consoles Permission blog.

If you have an AWS account, or are a part of an AWS Organizations created on or after March 6, 2023, 11:00 AM (PDT), the fine-grained actions are already in effect in your organization.

Managed policies are standalone identity-based policies that you can attach to multiple users, groups, and roles in your AWS account. You can use AWS managed policies to control access in Billing and Cost Management.

An AWS managed policy is a standalone policy that is created and administered by AWS. AWS managed policies are designed to provide permissions for many common use cases. AWS managed policies make it easier for you to assign appropriate permissions to users, groups, and roles than if you had to write the policies yourself.

You can't change the permissions defined in AWS managed policies. AWS occasionally updates the permissions defined in an AWS managed policy. When this occurs, the update affects all principal entities (users, groups, and roles) that the policy is attached to.

Billing and Cost Management provides several AWS managed policies for common use cases.

Allows full access to AWS Budgets including budgets actions

Managed policy name: AWSBudgetsActionsWithAWSResourceControlAccess

This managed policy is focused on the user, ensuring that you have the proper permissions to grant permission to AWS Budgets to run the defined actions. This policy provides full access to AWS Budgets, including budgets actions, to retrieve the status of your policies and run AWS resources using the AWS Management Console.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "budgets:*" ], "Resource": "*" }, { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "aws-portal:ViewBilling" ], "Resource": "*" }, { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "iam:PassRole" ], "Resource": "*", "Condition": { "StringEquals": { "iam:PassedToService": "budgets.amazonaws.com" } } }, { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "aws-portal:ModifyBilling", "ec2:DescribeInstances", "iam:ListGroups", "iam:ListPolicies", "iam:ListRoles", "iam:ListUsers", "organizations:ListAccounts", "organizations:ListOrganizationalUnitsForParent", "organizations:ListPolicies", "organizations:ListRoots", "rds:DescribeDBInstances", "sns:ListTopics" ], "Resource": "*" } ] }

Allows permission to control AWS resources

Managed policy name: AWSBudgetsActions_RolePolicyForResourceAdministrationWithSSM

This managed policy is focused on specific actions that AWS Budgets takes on your behalf when completing a specific action. This policy gives permission to control AWS resources. For example, starts and stops Amazon EC2 or Amazon RDS instances by running AWS Systems Manager (SSM) scripts.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "ec2:DescribeInstanceStatus", "ec2:StartInstances", "ec2:StopInstances", "rds:DescribeDBInstances", "rds:StartDBInstance", "rds:StopDBInstance" ], "Resource": "*", "Condition": { "ForAnyValue:StringEquals": { "aws:CalledVia": [ "ssm.amazonaws.com" ] } } }, { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "ssm:StartAutomationExecution" ], "Resource": [ "arn:aws:ssm:*:*:automation-definition/AWS-StartEC2Instance:*", "arn:aws:ssm:*:*:automation-definition/AWS-StopEC2Instance:*", "arn:aws:ssm:*:*:automation-definition/AWS-StartRdsInstance:*", "arn:aws:ssm:*:*:automation-definition/AWS-StopRdsInstance:*" ] } ] }

Allows Cost Optimization Hub to call services required to make the service work

Managed policy name: CostOptimizationHubServiceRolePolicy

Allows Cost Optimization Hub to retrieve organization information and collect optimization-related data and metadata.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "AwsOrgsAccess", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "organizations:DescribeOrganization", "organizations:ListAccounts", "organizations:ListAWSServiceAccessForOrganization", "organizations:ListParents", "organizations:DescribeOrganizationalUnit" ], "Resource": [ "*" ] }, { "Sid": "CostExplorerAccess", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "ce:ListCostAllocationTags" ], "Resource": [ "*" ] } ] }

For more information, see Using service-linked roles for Cost Optimization Hub.

Allows read-only access to Cost Optimization Hub

Managed policy name: CostOptimizationHubReadOnlyAccess

This managed policy provides read-only access to Cost Optimization Hub.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "CostOptimizationHubReadOnlyAccess", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "cost-optimization-hub:ListEnrollmentStatuses", "cost-optimization-hub:GetPreferences", "cost-optimization-hub:GetRecommendation", "cost-optimization-hub:ListRecommendations", "cost-optimization-hub:ListRecommendationSummaries" ], "Resource": "*" } ] }

Allows admin access to Cost Optimization Hub

Managed policy name: CostOptimizationHubAdminAccess

This managed policy provides admin access to Cost Optimization Hub.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "CostOptimizationHubAdminAccess", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "cost-optimization-hub:ListEnrollmentStatuses", "cost-optimization-hub:UpdateEnrollmentStatus", "cost-optimization-hub:GetPreferences", "cost-optimization-hub:UpdatePreferences", "cost-optimization-hub:GetRecommendation", "cost-optimization-hub:ListRecommendations", "cost-optimization-hub:ListRecommendationSummaries", "organizations:EnableAWSServiceAccess" ], "Resource": "*" }, { "Sid": "AllowCreationOfServiceLinkedRoleForCostOptimizationHub", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole" ], "Resource": [ "arn:aws:iam::*:role/aws-service-role/cost-optimization-hub.bcm.amazonaws.com/AWSServiceRoleForCostOptimizationHub" ], "Condition": { "StringLike": { "iam:AWSServiceName": "cost-optimization-hub.bcm.amazonaws.com" } } }, { "Sid": "AllowAWSServiceAccessForCostOptimizationHub", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "organizations:EnableAWSServiceAccess" ], "Resource": "*", "Condition": { "StringLike": { "organizations:ServicePrincipal": [ "cost-optimization-hub.bcm.amazonaws.com" ] } } } ] }

AWS Cost Management updates to AWS managed policies

View details about updates to AWS managed policies for AWS Cost Management since this service began tracking these changes. For automatic alerts about changes to this page, subscribe to the RSS feed on the AWS Cost Management Document history page.

Change Description Date

Update to existing policy

AWSBudgetsActions_RolePolicyForResourceAdministrationWithSSM

We updated the policy with scoped down permissions. The ssm:StartAutomationExecution action is only allowed for specific resources used by Budget actions. 12/14/2023

Update to existing policies

CostOptimizationHubReadOnlyAccess

CostOptimizationHubAdminAccess

Cost Optimization Hub updated the following two managed policies:
  • CostOptimizationHubReadOnlyAccess: Fixed typo in "GetRecommendation"; removed permissions covered by the SLR policy.

  • CostOptimizationHubAdminAccess: Fixed typo in "GetRecommendation"; removed permissions covered by the SLR policy; added permissions to enable service access and to create the SLR, so that the policy provides all necessary permissions to opt in and use Cost Optimization Hub.

12/14/2023

Addition of a new policy

CostOptimizationHubServiceRolePolicy

Cost Optimization Hub added a new policy to be used with service-linked roles, which enables access to AWS services and resources used or managed by Cost Optimization Hub. 11/02/2023
AWS Cost Management started tracking changes AWS Cost Management started tracking changes for its AWS managed policies 11/02/2023