AWS License Manager
User Guide

Configuring License Manager Settings

The Settings section of the License Manager console display settings for the logged-in account in License Manager and allows you to edit those settings. Settings displayed in the Account settings panel include:

  • Account type

  • S3 Bucket

  • Link AWS Organizations account

  • Cross-account resource discovery

  • SNS Topic ARN

Each field contains a value or status for the setting.


To enable cross-account inventory discovery, you must configure these items, linking your AWS Organizations account with License Manager, and applying permissions for cross-account inventory search.

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 perform cross-account inventory search.

    License Manager uses Systems Manager inventory to discover software usage. 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. Ensure that you have configured Systems Manager inventory on all of your resources.

  5. (Optional) For Simple Notification Service (SNS), you can modify the Amazon SNS topic ARN.

  6. Choose Save.