TOC & Recently Viewed

Recently Viewed Topics

Configure Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Before using 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.

    Note: You must turn on All or Write Only Management Events, as well as logging for the trail.

  2. Use the Policy Generator to create an IAM permission policy for integration with 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.

Copyright 2017 - 2018 Tenable, Inc. All rights reserved. Tenable Network Security, Nessus, SecurityCenter, SecurityCenter Continuous View and Log Correlation Engine are registered trademarks of Tenable, Inc. Tenable,, Assure, and The Cyber Exposure Company are trademarks of Tenable, Inc. All other products or services are trademarks of their respective owners.