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

  • Config recording retention period

  • Link AWS Organizations account

  • AWS Config recording

  • Cross-account resource discovery

  • SNS Topic ARN

Each field contains a value or status for the setting.

To edit License Manager settings

  1. Open the License Manager console at

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

  3. In the Account management panel, review and edit the following settings as needed.


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

    • Link AWS Organizations accounts

      Select this field to associate your AWS Organizations account with your License Manager account. License Manager performs this action automatically.

      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.

      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 allows you to seamlessly share license configurations. For more information, see What Is AWS RAM?.

    • Cross-account inventory search

      Select this field to configure permissions for the associated services and locations that License Manager uses perform cross-account inventory search. License Manager performs these actions automatically.

  4. Under Simple Notification Service (SNS), you can modify the Amazon SNS topic ARN.

  5. Under AWS Config recording, you can enable or disable recording.

  6. Choose Save.