Cloud Services

Cost & Asset Management

Provider account onboarding
Published On May 16, 2024 - 10:39 AM

Provider account onboarding

Onboard cloud providers account to get started with analyzing and identifying your costs and assets.
After you set up and launch Cost & Asset Management (CAM), you can identify and analyze assets and costs, spending allocation, and underused resources.
To learn more about navigating to the different services from each tenant, refer to Landing page or Kyndryl Bridge Landing page navigation.

Invite Users

The main benefit of inviting users is that you get to onboard your users very quickly, so they can start using the platform with the required level of access that you grant them.

Manage users

Manage and control the access management of your resources, so they can interact with the platform based on the required level of access that you grant them.

Manage access policies

The main benefit of assigning an Access Policy to an Access Group is that it makes all members of that group inherit the same permissions. Access policies can be configured while inviting a user or managing user access.
To learn more about access policies, go to: Managing Access Policies

Manage access tags

A tag is a key value pair that is attached to an organization, folder, or project. Hence, you can conditionally grant IAM roles or conditionally deny IAM permissions based on whether a resource has a specific tag. Other resources inherit tag values from their parent organization, folders, and project. As a result, you can use tags to manage access to any cloud resource. All the tags set restricts the information reflected on the dashboards.
Important: To start working on your access tags, Dynamic Resource Groups must have been configured.
To access the Access tags feature, click
Admin
, and then click
IAM
, a new window opens, at the left side of the screen a drop-down menu appears, click
Access Tags
.
To delete, add, edit, and manage access tags, see: Managing Access Tags

Connections

You can establish a new connection within minutes and centrally store credentials in a secure manner. If available, based on the connection type, you are presented with a set of technology provider recommended Identity and Access Management (IAM) security policies, so you can understand what permissions are needed to be pre-configured on the provider to enable the full potential value of features. To learn more about connections, see: Managing connections
To access the Connections page, follow these steps:
  1. Click
    Admin
    , and click
    IAM
    , a new window opens at the left side of the screen a drop-down menu appears, click
    Connections
    .
  2. A window displays any existing connections or for you to onboard cloud providers through connections.

Onboard a cloud provider connection

Once in the Connections page, follow these steps to add a new connection:
  1. Click
    Add New
    .
  2. Select
    Add Connection
    . The Add Connection page opens.
  3. In the Add Connection page, complete the following information to onboard your supported cloud connection:
    1. Connection Name
      : Enter the connection name of your choice.
    2. Tags
      : Select a tag from the dropdown menu.
    3. Description
      : Enter the description for the connection.
    4. Technology Category
      : Select
      Cloud Provider
      .
    5. Connection Type
      : Select one of the supported cloud connections.
  4. To finish the cloud connection, follow the steps for the specific cloud connection selected.
Manual Ingestion
: You can manually ingest provider data by clicking the main menu then click
CAM
drop-down menu and select
Settings
. Click
Manual Ingestion
to manually ingest provider data.
Manage budgets
: Control budgets by assigning specific budgetary units to specific groups. Follow steps in create and manage budgets.
Manage currency conversion
: You can change the currency by following steps in currency conversion.
Provider tags
: Define providers tags, follow steps in working with provider tags.
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