Settings in License Manager - AWS License Manager

Settings in License Manager

The Settings section of the License Manager console display settings for the logged-in account in License Manager. You can also edit those settings. You must configure settings to enable cross-account inventory discovery.

The settings for License Manager include the following:

  • Account type

  • S3 bucket ARN

  • Link AWS Organizations account

  • SNS topic ARN

  • Cross-account resource discovery

To edit License Manager settings

  1. Open the License Manager console at

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Settings, Edit.

  3. Select Link AWS Organizations accounts to configure a single master account (your AWS Organizations account) to perform license configuration attachments on instances in child accounts. License Manager associates your AWS Organizations account with your License Manager account.

    To enable this option, you must be signed into your master account and have all features enabled in AWS Organizations. For more information, see Enabling All Features in Your Organization in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

    Linking your AWS Organizations account also creates an AWS Resource Access Manager resource share in your master account and associates your account with it. This enables you to seamlessly share license configurations. For more information, see the AWS RAM User Guide.

  4. Select Cross-account inventory search to configure permissions for the services and locations that License Manager uses to perform cross-account inventory search.

    License Manager uses Systems Manager inventory to discover software usage. Ensure that you have configured Systems Manager inventory on all of your resources. Querying Systems Manager inventory requires a Resource Data Sync to store inventory in an Amazon S3 bucket, Amazon Athena to aggregate inventory data from organizational accounts, and AWS Glue to provide a fast query experience.

  5. (Optional) For Simple Notification Service (SNS), you can modify the Amazon SNS topic ARN. The ARN must have the following format: arn:aws:sns:region:account_id:aws-license-manager-service-*.

  6. Choose Apply.