AMA: AWS Permissions


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"Can someone tell me exactly what permissions are needed for AWS. Reading through the github docs it looks as if JupiterOne doesn't supports LightSail. We are not currently using ec2 instances."

--Question from Cody on the J1 Community Slack


Answer from George Tang, Principal Security Architect

Hi Cody. The standard AWS Security Audit IAM policy is required, along with the following read-only permissions:

"Version": "2012-10-17",
"Statement": [
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*",
"Action": [
"Effect": "Allow",
"Action": ["apigateway:GET"],
"Resource": ["arn:aws:apigateway:*::/*"]

You can find the full documentation here: 
We don't ingest Lightsail but can get that formally prioritized on our roadmap if this is deemed critical. We just need to understand priority/timing + specific use case, i.e., what data do you want ingested from Lightsail to be able to answer what questions in JupiterOne?

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