vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 6.0 – Creating Amazon AWS Credentials

Creating an Amazon AWS credential has a few extra steps then a general set of credentials. You will need to login to your AWS account and access your Acess Key Id as well as your Secret Access Key to be utilized in the creation. The steps below outline the process to create an Amazon AWS set of credentials.

1.) Navigate to the Infrastructure tab and select Endpoints form the left Menu then select Credentials.
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2.)The select New Credentials form the right side of the page.
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3.) Give your “Credential” a “Name” and “Description“. We then need to get your Amazon AWS “Access Key ID” and “Secret Access Key” which are covered in the following steps. The “Access Key ID” will be your “Username” and the “Secret Access Key” will be used as the “Password“.

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Getting your AWS Access Key ID and Secret Access Key

4.)Login to your Amazon AWS account at “http://aws.amazon.com“. At the top “Right” corner “Hover” over “My Account/Console” and then select “Security Credentials

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5.) Scroll Down the page until you set to the section labeled “Access Credentials” and you will see your “Access Key ID” displayed. Copy and paste this in the “Credentials” “Username” field.

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6.) Next “Click” “Show” to display your “Secret Access Key“. Copy and paste this into the “Credentials” “Password” Fields.

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7.) Once you have input your “Username” and “Password” click the “Green” check on the “Left” hand side.

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