Turn on Cost and Usage (CUR) for an AWS Master Account
For Stax to collect your AWS billing data, you need to have Cost and Usage Reports turned on.
Stax Cost & Compliance utilizes the cost and usage data published to your AWS Cost and Usage Reports (CUR) to provide you with rich cloud cost visibility and insight features, such as, monitoring daily cost, analyzing spend, and cost alerting.
Turn on Your Cost and Usage Report (CUR)
Log in to the AWS console, click on your user or account name on the top-right, and select My Billing Dashboard from the dropdown
Click Cost & Usage Reports
Click Create report to configure your report content
Enter a name for your new AWS Cost and Usage report
Select Include resource IDs to ensure AWS include the IDs of each individual resource in the report
Select Data refresh settings to ensure your Cost and Usage report is refreshed if AWS applies refunds, credits, or support fees to your account after finalizing your bill. AWS will upload a new report to S3 when the report is refreshed.
Click Next to continue configuring delivery options
Click Configure to set up your S3 bucket
- Choose an existing S3 bucket or create a new bucket
Click the Verify button to confirm the bucket is valid
Enter the Report path prefix that you want to prepend to the name of your report
Select time granularity hourly
Select Create new report version
Stax recommends you use GZIP as the compression type, however, we can also support ZIP file compression.
If you would like to enable a data integrator, select one from the available list that is compatible with our supported compression file types
Click Next to continue
Review the report details and click Review and Complete to create your Cost and Usage report
In the table that follows, you’ll see a list of all AWS Cost and Usage reports. Click the checkbox next to your report to edit your report's configuration.
For further information on configuring Cost and Usage for an AWS Master Account, refer to the AWS user guide.