Connect Idealstack to AWS

Idealstack works by connecting to your AWS account over the AWS API and managing resources within it.  To do this it requires a user within your AWS account with an Access Key and Secret that you enter when creating a new organization in Idealstack.  

How to create the IAM user

  1. Click this button to deploy our cloudformation template which will create the user.  This will open in a new tab:

    Create Idealstack User
  2. Check the box "I acknowlege that AWS Cloudformation might create IAM resources" and then click the Create button
  3. Wait for a moment until the stack applies and changes status to CREATE_COMPLETE
  4. Then click on Outputs to see the AwsAccessKeyId and AwsSecretAccessKey
  5. Paste these details into the Idealstack system: