Provisioning AWS Resources

Resources

The following resources are required or recommended in order to use all Automation with AWS capabilities:

  1. An IAM role

  2. A managed IAM policy

  3. One or more SNS topics

  4. One or more Lambda functions

  5. One or more Step Functions state machines

  6. One or more CloudWatch Events rules

  7. One or more SQS queues

The CloudFormation templates below can provision these resources for you.

CloudFormation Templates

There are two CloudFormation templates to choose from for provisioning required AWS resources:

Automation with AWS (Core)

This template provisions the following Automation with AWS core resources:

 These resources are semantically required and we recommend to provision a dedicated IAM role indeed.

Key

Type

Description

Key

Type

Description

CoreRoleArn

AWS::IAM::Role

ARN of Automation with AWS (Core) IAM role

CorePolicyArn

AWS::IAM::ManagedPolicy

ARN of Automation with AWS (Core) managed IAM policy

Automation with AWS (Quickstart)

This template provisions the following Automation with AWS quickstart resources:

 These resources aim to get you started quickly by covering the basic action scenarios, and some logging/debugging aids.

Key

Related Type

Description

Key

Related Type

Description

CoreRoleArn

AWS::IAM::Role

ARN of Automation with AWS (Core) IAM role

CorePolicyArn

AWS::IAM::ManagedPolicy

ARN of Automation with AWS (Core) managed IAM policy

QuickstartCloudWatchEventsRuleArn

AWS::Events::Rule

ARN of Automation with AWS (Core) quickstart CloudWatch Events rule

QuickstartLambdaFunctionArn

AWS::Lambda::Function

ARN of Automation with AWS (Core) quickstart Lambda function

QuickstartSNSTopicArn

AWS::SNS::Topic

ARN of Automation with AWS (Core) quickstart SNS topic

QuickstartSQSQueueArn

AWS::SQS::Queue

ARN of Automation with AWS (Core) quickstart SQS queue

QuickstartStepFunctionsStateMachineArn

AWS::StepFunctions::Function

ARN of Automation with AWS (Core) quickstart Step Functions state machine

QuickstartSystemsManagerParameterRuleArn

AWS::Events::Rule

ARN of Automation with AWS (Core) quickstart Systems Manager Parameter rule

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