Creating AWS Credentials for the First Time

As part of the AWS account preparation, you need to create AWS credentials for CloudCheckr using a cross-account role, which will give you control and visibility into all the users in your cloud deployment.

There are two methods for creating a cross-account role:

  • automatically create a cross-account role using AWS CloudFormation
  • manually create a cross-account role using tools in the AWS Management Console and in CloudCheckr

The automatic method, Creating AWS Credentials with Cloud Formation, is the recommended and fastest method, but may be better suited to customers who are familiar with the AWS environment.

The manual method is a good option for customers who are new to the AWS environment and/or who may want to customize the cross-account role.

To create a cross-account role manually, you will:

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