How do I Create an AWS user with the right access for Platform9?

To enable Platform9 to deploy Kubernetes clusters into your AWS account we require an IAM user’s associated AWS access key ID and the secret access key.

The IAM user requires the following permissions:

  • ELB Management
  • Route 53 DNS Configuration
  • Access to two or more Availability Zones within the region
  • EC2 Instance Management
  • EBS Volume Management
  • VPC Management

To ensure access is limited to the required permissions we have created a custom AWS Policy.

You can download the pre-configured AWS Policy with the above requirements from here, then import and apply it to your credentials’ IAM Role.