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Create a New Child Account

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  • You must be logged into an Enterprise account and have the 'enterprise_manager' role enabled.


Child accounts are an easy way to manage and control multiple accounts in RightScale through a single account. One benefit of having a child account is the ability to have a user enter in a set of cloud credentials that differ from the parent account. As an example, let's say you want to have a user add their own AWS account number to RightScale but still manage your own AWS credentials. You can provision a child account and have a user add in their own credentials while still being able to manage and control users to that account.


Note: if you would like to use RightScale API 1.5 to provision child accounts, you can do so. For more information, see Create a Enterprise Child Account in the API Users Guide.


  1. Go to Settings > Enterprise and click New Child Account.
  1. Enter the following:
    • Child Account Name: The name of the child account that will be created under the parent account. 
    • Child Account Location: If you are connecting this account to AWS, we recommend that you choose a RightScale cluster that is in a different AWS region from where your primary AWS usage will be. Otherwise, we recommend you create the account in a cluster closest to the users of the child account so speeds will better for the users.
    • Add cloud credentials after saving new child account: If this field is checked, you will be taken to the child account's clouds section to add cloud credentials for the account. For more information, see Add a Cloud Account to a RightScale Account.
  2. Click Save.
  3. Once a child account is created, all administrator users and their roles will be carried over to the child account. As an 'enterprise_manager,' you can manage roles from either the parent account or log in and manage users from the child account. All users with the 'admin' role will be able to manage users from the child account.

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