Find and remove AWS services

Check what AWS services you are using, and remove them.

Published: 08-06-2019

AWS provides a bewildering array of services. As a tutorial tester and incurable experimentor, I've lost track of the AWS services I have running (and using up my free tier). Here's how to check what you have running:

  1. Log in to your console.
  2. Select Resource Groups > Tag Editor.
  3. Select your region. You can select more than one (annoyingly, they don't have a "Select all" option at present)
  4. Under Resource types, select All resource types.
  5. Select Search resources. This returns a list of all your AWS resources for the selected regions.
  6. Follow the links to each resource to delete them.

Note: Carefully check what you're deleting. You probably don't want to delete all your identity management and security groups, for example.

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