Enable Cost Explorer

Regardless of the installation method used, Cost Explorer must be enabled from the management account, even if set up on a sub-account.

IAM Roles set up with the management account allow Optimize to present reports spanning all of your accounts. IAM Roles set up with a sub-account only report cost for that one account.

  1. Log in to your AWS management account.

  2. Navigate to Cost Explorer.

  3. Click Enable Cost Explorer.

    Enable Cost Explorer

    The API is now available for use but has no data. You can request up to a year of cost billing data from AWS.