Managing AWS Instances

Once you have connected EmpowerID to AWS, you can manage your AWS instances in EmpowerID. This topic demonstrates managing AWS instances in EmpowerID and is divided into the following activities:

As prerequisites to managing AWS instances in EmpowerID, you must have an AWS account and have created an AWS account store for that account in EmpowerID.

To start or stop an AWS instance in EmpowerID

  1. From the Navigation Sidebar of the EmpowerID Web interface, navigate to the Identity Admin page by expanding Dashboards and clicking Identity Admin.
  2. In Identity Manager, locate the Start or Stop a Computer widget.
  3. Type the name of the instance whose state you want to change and click the tile for that instance to select it.
  4. Select the desired state from the Status drop-down.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Select or deselect Wait to see results depending on whether you want to see if the instance is created.
  7. Click Submit.

To verify the instance state in AWS

  1. From your Web browser log in to your AWS console as an administrator.
  2. From the AWS dashboard, navigate to the EC2 Dashboard and click Instances in the navigation sidebar. You should the instance state reflect the change you made to it in EmpowerID.
EmpowerID keeps a log of all AWS actions performed in EmpowerID, including what was done, when it was done and who did it. To view these logs, navigate to Change Manager by expanding System Logs in the Navigation Sidebar and clicking Audit Log. Once in Change Manager, search for AWS to filter the changes displayed.