Setting up your anomaly detection - Amazon Cost Management
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Setting up your anomaly detection

The overviews in this section describe how to get started with Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection in Amazon Billing and Cost Management.

Enabling Cost Explorer

Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection is a feature within Cost Explorer. To access Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection, enable Cost Explorer. For instructions on how to enable Cost Explorer using the console, see Enabling Cost Explorer.

Controlling access using IAM

After you enable Cost Explorer at the management account level, you can use Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) to manage access to your billing data for individual IAM users. You can then grant or revoke access on an individual level for each account, rather than granting access to all member accounts.

An IAM user must be granted explicit permission to view pages in the Billing and Cost Management console. With the appropriate permissions, the IAM user can view costs for the Amazon Web Services account that the IAM user belongs to. For the policy that grants the necessary permissions to an IAM user, see Billing and Cost Management actions policies.

For more information about using resource-level access and attribute-based access control (ABAC) for Cost Anomaly Detection, see Access control and examples for Cost Anomaly Detection.

Accessing the console

When your setup is complete, access Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection.

To access Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection

  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console and open the Amazon Cost Management console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/cost-management/home.

  2. On the navigation pane, choose Cost Anomaly Detection.

Quotas

For the default quotas, see Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection.