CloudFormation to create IAM policy for ATS

Overview

This article describes how to create an IAM policy that can be used with ATS in an AWS CloudFormation template. This IAM policy contains the minimum IAM permissions required to upload, download, or list content in an S3 bucket. Once created, CloudFormation will output an AWS access key and secret that can be used with ATS.

Prerequisites

You should already have an S3 bucket created. 

 

Details

  1. Login to AWS console
  2. Navigate to the Cloud Formation page
  3. Click on 'Create'
  4. Specify an Amazon S3 template URL: 
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/aspera-helpers/ATS/20170208-s3-access-key.template (note: you can also download and edit the defaults in the template for your specific deployment)
  5. Click Next
  6. Input a name for the stack and the S3 bucket you plan to use
  7. Click "Next" to review the config, and then "Create".
  8. The creation should take about 60 seconds. Once the stack has finished, you will find the AWS access key and secret in the "Outputs" tab. Use this access key/secret pair with your Aspera Client to create ATS credentials. 

 

Additional resources

  1. Amazon cloud formation documentation
    http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AWSCloudFormation/latest/UserGuide/Welcome.html
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