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Customer Setup (from platform management console)
This section describes how you setup a depository for usage and billing data in an S3 bucket in the AWS account owned by the customer (Client). If a Client has more than one AWS account in the platform, you setup the S3 bucket in one of the AWS accounts. The platform will populate the S3 bucket with all data from all AWS accounts linked to the Client.
Before you can complete these steps, an S3 bucket must be created. From the AWS console, setup the bucket policy and attach it to the ARN role for the platform (see item #5 in the instructions below).
4. Toggle 'on' the 'Export billing reports' option
5. Mark the Cloud providers you want to export data against
8. Enter the name of the S3 bucket you created for the AWS account
9. Click the 'Verify' link to confirm communication between the platform and the AWS S3 bucket
Note: Detailed steps for steps 8 and 9 above are provided below.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If the customer is using the programmatic billing function inside their AWS account, best practice is to create a new billing bucket.
This eliminates the possibility of file overwrite between the platform and AWS.
Creating an Custom Policy From AWS Management Console
1. Log into the AWS console, then go to the 'IAM Management Console'
2. Select Policies
3. Click [Create Policy]
4. From the "Create policy" screen click the [JSON] tab
5. Enter the following policy script. Replace my_corporate_bucket with the name of the bucket you want the platform to write to.
6. To ensure that the added policy was input correctly, click the [Validate Policy] button
7. Click [Save]
8. From the AWS 'IAM Management Console' select Roles
9. Select the platform 'Read Only Role' (this is the role created during the linking setup process)
10. Attach Policy to the ARN role.
From the SES Platform
Return to the Client Account screen and click the 'verify' button next to the S3 bucket name. The status should display as Verified.
The next time the platform processes your bill, it will copy the fully processed detailed bill to the bucket you specified. The bill has the same format and file name as the detailed bills from AWS and will work with third-party tools.