Grant Access to CloudCheckr Using a Cross-Account Role

As part of the AWS account preparation, you need to create AWS credentials for CloudCheckr using a cross-account role. A cross-account access role provides you with control and visibility into all the users and roles within your 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 CloudCheckr and the AWS Management Console

The automatic method, Creating AWS Credentials with Cloud Formation, is the recommended and fastest method for creating a cross-account role, but may be better suited to customers who are familiar with the AWS environment.

The manual method, Create a Cross Account Access Role Manually, is a good option if you are new to the AWS environment or if you want to customize your cross-account role.

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