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How to switch AWS account role to Read/write with Cloudfomation stack
How to switch AWS account role to Read/write with Cloudfomation stack

Learn how to switch AWS account role to Read/write mode

Updated over a week ago

Step 1

Go to “Account manager” tab

Step 2

Select desired AWS account with Read only access by clicking on DETAILS button

Step 3

Click on Switch to Read/write button in settings of selected account

Step 4

Click on the Switch to read/write button in the window that appears

Step 5

You will see new window of switch to Read/write like this

Note: When some information is missed please check our user-friendly manual inside of the application

5.1

First field is Account name, you can see the account name you entered when adding the account, if the name was not entered by default it will be "AWS"

5.2

Next select Access type (Selected type will have white point on blue background ):

Read/write - that means you can use all the offered functions such as : convert to spot, schedule resource , remove unused resource and rightsizing your resource.

Read-only - means that you can only see all your resources and possible actions, but you cannot use the main functionality.

Next select Access type (Selected type will have white point on blue background ):

Read/write - that means you can use all the offered functions such as : convert to spot, schedule resource , remove unused resource and rightsizing your resource.

Read-only - means that you can only see all your resources and possible actions, but you cannot use the main functionality.

5.3

Then select Connection (Selected connection will have white point on blue background):

5.4

Description:

CloudFormation stack - ARN-role will be automatically created by CloudFormation stack and all that you need it's paste created role to the according field

Manual - You will manually create a role using External ID and Account ID below. You will get full control of creating policy and ARN-role.

5.5

Note: At this point we use Cloudformattion stack connection type with read/write permissions

5.6

NOTE: DO NOT REFRESH THE PAGE DURING ROLE CREATION

Click on Launch now button

5.7

Sign in to AWS console when you are no signed in. Otherwise you will be redirected up to Create stack page

5.8

Than will see Quick create stack page

5.9

Scroll down to till the end of the page and check I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAM resources box on the Review tab and click Create stack button:

5.10

You will see the next page:

5.11

Click Refresh button in 10-15 seconds. When Stack creation has been completed, go to the Outputs tab.

5.12

When you will see a message, that CREATE_COMPLETED in left side bar copy ARN role.

5.13

Go back to the Uniskai and paste copied ARN role to according field:

5.14

Check that all data is correct and click to the “Connect account“ button:

Step 6

Account was successfully switch to Read/write role, can see updated account in Account manager page

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