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Configure Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Before using Tenable.io AWS connectors, several steps need to be performed in AWS. The AWS connector requires that AWS CloudTrail is enabled.

The following steps are performed via AWS:

  1. If one does not already exist, create a trail.

  2. Use the Policy Generator to create an IAM permission policy for integration with Tenable.io. The following permissions must be added to the policy. It is recommended that you set Amazon Resource Name to * (all resources) for each AWS Service.

    Amazon EC2:

    • DescribeInstances

    AWS CloudTrail:

    • DescribeTrails
    • GetEventSelectors
    • GetTrailStatus
    • ListPublicKeys
    • ListTags
    • LookupEvents
  3. Create an IAM user with programmatic access.

  4. Assign the policy you created in Step 2 to the IAM user.

  5. Obtain Access and Secret keys.

Next, create an AWS connector.

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