Managing Cloud Instances

EmpowerID provides an administrative dashboard that you can use to manage the state of any machine instances that are hosted by a supported cloud provider with whom EmpowerID is connected, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.

This topic demonstrates managing the state of cloud instances hosted by AWS. As prerequisites to managing AWS instances in EmpowerID, you must have an AWS account and have connected EmpowerID to AWS.
For users to manage the state of instances in EmpowerID, those users need to have an Access Level assignment with the following operations allowed for the Computer resource type:
  • Start Instance
  • Stop Instance
  • Reboot Instance

By default, these operations are allowed on the following Access Levels:

  • All Access (EmpowerID Admin)
  • Access Manager
  • Administrator
  • Local Computer Administrator

To start or stop an 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. From the Identity Admin page, 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

  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.