What is an Account in Kion?


What is an Account in Kion?

Different cloud providers use different names for similar functional resources. In Kion, we simplify multi-cloud management by helping you manage equivalent functional resources from any cloud provider with the same processes. To support this centralized management, we have grouped similar resources together. Accounts in Kion include AWS accounts, Azure subscriptions, and Google Cloud projects.

In Kion's hierarchy, OUs contain projects and projects contain accounts.

Once an account is added, Kion will be able to perform actions inside the account, including accessing billing data, roles, policies, and permissions.

Billing Sources

Billing sources are special cloud accounts where billing information is made accessible to Kion.

  • For AWS, this is a management account (previously a master payer).
  • For Azure, this is an Azure CSP, EA, or MCA account.
  • For Google Cloud, this is a billing account and a service account.

Before adding accounts to projects in Kion, you must add their billing sources. For more information, see What is a Billing Source?