Manage Account Types

Learn how to create, edit and use Account Types to assign Policies and manage AWS access for a collection of accounts

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Before You BeginNavigate to the Manage Account Types PageCreate an Account TypeEdit an Account TypeMove Accounts Between Account TypesEdit AWS Access for an Account TypeAttach a Policy to an Account TypeDetach a Policy from an Account TypeDelete an Account TypeSee also

Use Account Types to group your accounts and apply Service Control Policies to ensure this collection of accounts remain in the guidelines you set.

Account Types can later be allocated to User Groups to manage AWS access for these accounts (see Groups for more information). Once allocated, you can easily manage AWS access for an Account Type.

All of these settings can be managed from the Manage Account Types page.

Before You Begin

  • You need to be an Admin for your Stax tenancy to manage Account Types
  1. Log in to Stax Customer Console
  2. Click Accounts in the left hand nav
  3. Click Types in the sub-menu, beneath Accounts

Create an Account Type

From the Manage Account Types page:

  1. Click + Create account type
  2. Enter a Name
  3. Click Create account type

Edit an Account Type

From the Manage Account Types page:

  1. Click the drawer icon on the right side of the Account Type you wish to edit
  2. Click the edit icon
  3. Input the new name
  4. Click Save

Move Accounts Between Account Types

For a single or multiple accounts

From the Manage Account Types page:

  1. Click the move icon on the right side of the Account Type you wish to edit
  2. Select all or individual accounts you wish to move from the Account Type
  3. Select an Account Type from the dropdown next to Move
  4. Review the move and click Move accounts to confirm

For just a single account

From the Accounts page:

  1. Click Accounts in the left hand nav
  2. Click the vertical ellipsis (⋮) on the right side of the Account you wish update
  3. Click View details
  4. Click the edit icon
  5. Select an Account Type from the dropdown
  6. Click Save account

Edit AWS Access for an Account Type

From the Manage Account Types page:

  1. Click the drawer icon on the right side of the Account Type you wish to edit access
  2. Click the AWS ACCESS link in the drawer
  3. Click the edit icon You will see the list of Groups governing AWS access for accounts in this Account Type.
  4. Select the roles that users can assume when accessing AWS for this Account Type (see what AWS permissions each role has access to)
  5. Click Save

Attach a Policy to an Account Type

You can only apply up to four Policies per Account Type

From the Manage Account Types page:

  1. Click the drawer icon on the right side of the Account Type you wish to attach a policy
  2. Click the POLICIES link in the drawer You will see a list of available Policies to choose from. There will a tick against the Policies already attached.
  3. Click the edit icon
  4. Select the tickbox against the Policies you wish to attach
  5. Click Save

Detach a Policy from an Account Type

From the Manage Account Types page:

  1. Click the drawer icon on the right side of the Account Type you wish to detach a policy
  2. Click the POLICIES link in the drawer You will see a list of available Policies. There will be tick against the Policies attached.
  3. Click the edit icon
  4. Unselect the tickbox against the Policies you wish to detach
  5. Click Save

Delete an Account Type

In order to delete an Account Type, you must:
  • Remove all attached Accounts
  • Remove all attached Policies
  • Remove any role mappings that exist within your Groups for this Account Type

From the Manage Account Types page:

  1. Click the drawer icon on the right side of the Account Type
  2. Click the delete icon
  3. Click Yes, delete to confirm

See also