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Configure Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Before you can use Tenable.io AWS connectors, you must perform several steps in AWS.

The AWS connector requires that AWS CloudTrail is enabled.

To configure AWS to support Tenable.io connectors:

  1. Create a trail if one does not already exist.

    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 Tenable.io.

    You must add the following permissions to the policy:

    AWS Service Permission
    Amazon EC2
    • DescribeInstances

    AWS CloudTrail

    • DescribeTrails
    • GetEventSelectors
    • GetTrailStatus
    • ListPublicKeys
    • ListTags
    • LookupEvents

    Tenable recommends that you set Amazon Resource Name to * (all resources) for each AWS Service.

  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.

What to do next:

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