Configure AWS IAM User
What is an AWS IAM User session
An AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user is an entity that you create in AWS to represent the person or application that uses it to interact with AWS.
An IAM User in AWS consists of a name and a set of long-term credentials. Leapp never sets these values in the configuration files, and automatically generates and refreshes a set of short-term credentials.
If you want to know how Leapp generates and refresh short-term credentials refer to the credentials generation section in the documentation.
How to configure an AWS IAM User in Leapp
- From the top bar, click on the plus icon to add a new session.
- Select Amazon AWS as the Cloud Provider.
- Select AWS IAM User as the access method.
- Provide the required information (described in the next section).
- Click on the Create Session button.
| ||Your friendly session name in Leapp. Give it a meaningful name so it will be easier to find inside Leapp.|
| ||Your friendly session name in the AWS credential file. You will be able to reference it from the AWS CLI with |
| ||Your default region of choice. Select the one which you use the most for this Session.|
| ||Your MFA device ID to set up multi-factor authentication.|
| ||Your long-term Access Key. It will be used to generate a short-term set of credentials. Don't disclose it to anyone.|
| ||Your long-term Secret Key. It will be used to generate a short-term set of credentials. Don't disclose it to anyone.|