Overview

When you set up your Spotinst account, you create an Organization and one or more Account entities. You will most likely need only one Organization, but you can set up multiple organizations if required. Within an Organization, you can define multiple accounts for different teams or projects with the Organization. Each account can be set up to use any supported cloud provider and cloud provider account.

Organization

When you register to Spotinst, the registration wizard automatically creates an Organization. An Organization holds your initial company account and is identified by name or by name and division (for example, Spotinst or Spotinst-USA).

The organization holds one or more Spotinst Accounts which can be associated with your Cloud account. The purpose of the Organization is to help you manage all of your settings across multiple accounts in one place.

In the Organization you can define the following:

  • User Managment – Create, manage, delete, and associate users to accounts
  • API Tokens – Generate and delete personal and temporary tokens
  • MFA Authentication – Enable and disable two-factor authentication for your Spotinst users
  • Identity Provider (SAML) – Connect your Organization to an IDP, or use a Custom SAML
  • Billing – Generate billing reports for your Organization
  • Spotinst Plan – View your Spotinst plan and activate your Organization
Get your Organization ID
  1. In the console, click and click Settings.
  2. Under the Organization tab, click General. The Organization ID is displayed.

Linked Organizations

In case you need multiple organizations, e.g., for multiple divisions or units in your company, you can create linked organizations which can share settings and configuration such as:

  • Billing Information (can be separate if needed)
  • Master Dashboards and Reports

Add an Organization

  1. In the console, click the Organization and click Add Organization.
  2. Enter the name of the new organization and click CREATE.
  3. Switch to the new organization.
  4. Choose a service provider and complete the corresponding wizard to connect the organization to the provider.
Account

When you register to Spotinst, the registration wizard automatically creates an Account in your Organization. The account is a child entity of your organization. You can manage multiple accounts in which each account is connected to a different Cloud Provider Account. This allows you to manage multiple accounts and users under the same Organization.

Note: A Spotinst Account is an equivalent to an AWS account.

In the Account, you can define the following:

  • Cloud Provider Account – Connect your Spotinst account to your Cloud Provider account. (This is not mandatory. You can have an account that is not associated with a Cloud provider.)
  • Attach Users – Attach existing users in your Organization to the account. Users must be created at the Organization level.
  • Notifications – Define Email andSlack notifications for your Organization (https://help.spot.io/hc/en-us/sections/115001355285-Notifications).
Add an Account using the Console

  1. In the console, click the Account and click Add Account.
  2. Enter the name of the new account and click CREATE.
  3. Choose a service provider and complete the corresponding wizard to connect the account to the provider.

Add an Account using the API

To add an account through the API, refer to the link below.

Spotinst API – Create Account

Get your Account ID

The Account ID is required for API and SDK interactions with the Elastigroup configuration.

  1. Log in to the Organization and select the required Account.
  2. In the console, click and click Settings.
  3. Under the Account tab, click General. The Organization ID is displayed.

Note: The Account ID is required for any API call or SDK call unless it is for the default Account.