Add an AWS account using an access key

Follow the instructions below to add an AWS account to Deep Security Manager using an access key. Use an access key if your Deep Security Manager is on a server outside of AWS, or if you have tried another method and it doesn't work. For all other scenarios, we recommend you use another method for adding AWS accounts. (Access keys are discouraged because the keys need to be updated periodically (for security reasons), which creates management overhead.)

The term 'AWS Primary Account' will be used throughout this topic to describe the AWS account that contains the EC2 and WorkSpace instances that you want to add to the manager.

After completing the above tasks, proceed to Install the agent on your Amazon EC2 and WorkSpace instances if you have not done so already.