Have a member account pay for account in an organization unit


I have an Organization with all features enabled. The organization has one organization unit with two member accounts inside of the OU. Is it possible to have one of the accounts setup payment and pay for the service used by the other account? If so, what are the policies or roles needed to enable this?

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In an AWS Organization, you can enable the consolidated billing feature to pay for all of the accounts in your organization using the management (root) account. Enabling that feature is all that is needed.

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answered a year ago
  • Having all features enabled includes Consolidated Billing already. This article says that just having Consolidated Billing enabled allows member accounts to create services and act independently from the rest. But it doesn't say how to have one account pay for another. Is there a policy or role to allow one account to pay for the services of another? https://docs.aws.amazon.com/awsaccountbilling/latest/aboutv2/useconsolidatedbilling-procedure.html

  • Lawrence is correct. Once consolidated billing is enabled, the management account is the payer account for all accounts in the origanisation Please re-read the link you provided.

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  • So your saying this isn't possible then?

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