To use budget control, you need to:
- Enable cost explorer in your account (if you have not used cost explorer previously) - using root account.
- Activate Stacktape cost allocation tags in the AWS console - using root account.
This guide will walk you through both of these.
To complete this tutorial, you need to be logged in as AWS root user (root account).
Login to AWS console as a root user in order to complete this tutorial.
1. Enabling Cost Explorer
1.1. Go to Billing -> Cost Explorer page
Login to AWS console as a root user and visit cost explorer page in the billing section.
1.2. Launch the cost explorer
Launch the Cost Explorer using the button
Launch Cost Explorer.
If this is your first time launching Cost Explorer you should receive the following message.
It can take up to 24 hours for Cost Explorer to be activated. This is an AWS limitation.