Creating AWS Access Keys

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To obtain the access keys required to create an AWS credential in WhatsUp Gold:

  1. Log in to the AWS portal (
  2. Click IAM under the Security, Identity, & Compliance section of the portal.
  3. Select Users from the menu at left, then click Add user.
  4. Enter a User name in the entry field provided.
  5. Enable the Programmatic access option.
  6. Click Next: Permissions.
  7. Click Attach existing policies directly, then select AmazonEC2ReadOnlyAccess, CloudWatchReadOnlyAccess, and IAMReadOnlyAccess from the policy list.
  8. Click Create user.
  9. Copy the Access key ID and Secret access key displayed.
  10. Return to WhatsUp Gold to continue creating the AWS credential.

See Also

AWS Credential