Create an AWS Access Key

USM Anywhere requires an access key to make programmatic calls to AWS API operations. These access keys consist of an access key ID and a secret access key.

To create an AWS Access Key ID

  1. Log in to your AWS Account and go to the Amazon SNS console.
  2. Create a new user (see the Add User page).
  3. Select Programmatic access.
  4. Click Next: Permissions.
  5. Click Attach existing policies directly.
  6. Click Create policy.
  7. Create a policy with the following code:

    { "Version":"2012-10-17",

    "Statement":[{ "Effect":"Allow", "Action":"sns:Publish", "Resource":"arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:<ACCOUNT_ID>:<USMA>" } ] }

  8. Replace <ACCOUNT_ID> and <USMA> with the ID of your AWS Account and the name of the SNS Topic you created. See Set Up an Amazon SNS Topic for details.
  9. Attach the new policy you created.
  10. Attach also the AmazonSNSReadOnlyAccess policy or manually add permissions to list topics ("Resource": "*").
  11. Click Next and Create User.

Note: Copy the access key ID and secret access key, which you will need to configure Amazon SNS in USM Anywhere.