Account with Access Key for AWS China Accounts

This document describes how to set up an Aviatrix access account in AWS by using an IAM user access key and secret ID, instead of IAM roles. This onboarding method is designed for AWS China accounts.

If you are onboarding a standard AWS account, use IAM roles.

Creating an IAM Policy

  1. Log into the AWS console > IAM > Policies. Click Create Policy, and then click JSON. Delete the example JSON text.

Copy and paste the Aviatrix AWS policy to create a new IAM policy, as shown below. Give policy a name: aviatrix-role-app.


Creating an IAM User

  1. Log in to the AWS Console > IAM > Users.

  2. Click Add user to create a new IAM user and allow programmable access, as shown below.


Attaching the Policy to the User

Next, attach the created policy to this IAM user, as shown below.


Setting up an Access Key and Secret Access Key

Finally, create an access key and secret key to be used by the Aviatrix access account for this IAM user.