Create a user in AWS for Cloudockit

When you connect to your AWS Account, you can create the Access Keys for an existing user or you can create a new user dedicated to Cloudockit (recommended).

When creating a new user for Cloudockit, this is recommended to give Read-Only permissions and the billing access to that you get a full report.

Here are the steps on how to do that.

  • Please click the following URL to open IAM console on AWS Management Console

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/iam/index.html

  • Click on Add User
  • Enter a name (for example Cloudockit)
  • In Access Type, check Programmatic access
  • Then, click on Attach existing policies directly
  • For security constraint with the new user, you only need attach ReadOnlyAccess policy to the group to which the user belongs.

  • Then, we will add a policy that allows to read billing and add it to the newly created user. To do that, first click on Policies on the left menu

  • Click on Create Policy and click on the JSON Tab to paste the following JSON (be carefull with the quote when you paste):

{ “Version”: “2012-10-17”, “Statement”: [ { “Effect”: “Allow”, “Action”: [ “ce:*” ], “Resource”: [ “*” ] } ] }

  • Then, click on Review Policy and give it a name like BillingPolicyReader and click on Create Policy
  • Go back to the user you have created at the beginning and click on Add Permissions, Select Attach Existing Policies directly and choose BillingPolicyReader

 

Please, also note that if you want to drop the documents into a S3 Bucket, you need to specify the appropriate privileges : cf. this page : https://www.cloudockit.com/knowledge-base/aws-troubleshooting/ , section I have created an IAM user with read-only access and it cannot access the S3 bucket where I want to drop the document.