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Security of your AWS Account

This page covers the below topics.

  • Leverage AWS recommended Best Practice to connect
  • Connecting to your account for the first time
  • Permission set
  • Customizing Permissions
  • Disconnecting your AWS account
  • Who has access to your data within Cloudanix team?

Cloudanix uses AWS recommended approach called Cross Account IAM Roles to sync information from your AWS account and it's resources. We do not store any sensitive information like your AWS Account Access Keys and Access Secrets inside Cloudanix. Read more here.

Connecting to your account for the first time

We use a CloudFormation template to create a Stack to create appropriate roles to get the access to your account. This creates a cross account role with minimal permission set.

Permission set

We are very diligent and prescriptive of the permissions we ask for. We do not ask for blanket permission to your account. Depending upon which recipe you pick, corresponding permissions are requested. For e.g. if you chose to use only AUDIT recipes, then our permissions are strictly READ-ONLY permissions only! These policies are customized to get us minimal permissions and also which do not share any sensitive information from your account. You can always examine the CloudFormation template before you execute it in your AWS account.

Customizing Permissions

If your security teams require to future trim down the permissions, we are always receptive to that. Please reach out to us and we can work together with your teams and get this accomplished. Please note that this could result in curtailing certain features.

Disconnecting your AWS account

We don't play any gimmick or ask you to Contact Us, if you decide to disconnect your account. It's a self-serve feature where you can disconnect the account at your own will, whenever you feel like. Ofcourse, we don't want that but we also don't want you to jump through a lot of hoofs to get it accomplished. As soon as you delete your account, we also delete all the data associated with it.

Who has access to your data within Cloudanix team?

Just two team members, who are also the founders of Cloudanix. We all come from Infrastructure, Cloud, Web hosting and SaaS applications background. Our team members have worked across the globe in NYC, SF, London and India. We ensure that security of your accounts and data is the First Priority at Cloudanix. No compromises there at all.

If you have any other questions or feedback for us, please feel free to email us at support@cloudanix.com