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Create an AWS Connector

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Before you begin:

To create an AWS connector:

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  3. In the upper-left corner of the page near the Connectors label, click the button.

    The Select a Connector plane appears.

  4. In the Vulnerability Management section, click Amazon AWS.

    The Amazon AWS settings plane appears.

  5. In the Connector Name box, type a name for the connector.
  6. In the Access Key box, type the access key that you obtained when configuring AWS.
  7. In the Secret Key box, type the secret key that corresponds to the access key you typed in Step 6.
  8. (Optional) To add linked AWS accounts, in the Add Linked Accounts section, click the button.

    The Add Linked Accounts settings plane appears.

    1. In the Account ID box, type the account ID for the Amazon AWS account that you want to link. For information about configuring linked accounts, see Link AWS Account.

      Tip: The minimum length for the ID is 12 characters. To display error messages, hover over the Account ID box.

    2. Click Add to add the linked accounts.

      The Amazon AWS settings plane reappears.

  9. In the Select AWS CloudTrails section, click the plus icon to add CloudTrails.

    The Select AWS CloudTrails settings plane appears.

    1. Select the check boxes corresponding to the trails that you want to connect to Tenable.io. You must select at least one trail.
    2. Click Done to add the trails you selected.

      Tenable.io displays the Amazon AWS settings plane.

  10. Use the toggle to enable or disable the Schedule Import option.
  11. In the Import text box, type the frequency with which Tenable.io sends data requests to the AWS server. Additionally, in the drop-down box select Minutes, Hours, or Days.
  12. Note: By default, Tenable.io requests new and updated asset records every 12 hours.

  13. Click Save.

    Tenable.io saves the connector.

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    Click Save & Import.

    Tenable.io saves the connector and begins importing your assets from AWS. There may be a short delay before your assets appear in Tenable.io.

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