What is a Label?


What is a Label?

Labels group objects together, making it easy to find information and create reports on related items, regardless of where they fall in your organization structure. Labeling objects makes it easy to search, filter, and report on any attribute that is important to your organization. For example:

  • If you label your projects by environment, you can create a report to see how much you are spending on your different types of environments within an OU or the whole organization.
  • You can label your funding sources by year and view all funding sources for a particular year at once.
  • If components of your application span across multiple accounts or projects, you can label those components as belonging to the same application. Then, you can create a consolidated report of your expenses associated with the application, regardless of where the components are.


Labels can be applied to accounts, OUs, projects, funding sources, and cloud rules.

Labels are created using a key value pair. For example, department:devops or priority:critical. You can create labels using any key value pair you would like, making them useful for customizing Kion to your unique environment.

Labels are not inherited. If you apply a label to an OU, it will not be automatically applied to descendant OUs and projects.

Labels are also useful for generating reports. For more information, see Reporting Overview.


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