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AWS permissions required to deploy

Generally, an admin or a power user of AWS should be able to deploy tasks using an example project or a project set up to deploy with the aws-ecs-cloudreactor-deployer Docker image. However, if the AWS user account you intend to use to deploy tasks does not have sufficient permissions, deployment won’t succeed. The exact permissions needed are:

  • ecr:BatchCheckLayerAvailability
  • ecr:CompleteLayerUpload
  • ecr:CreateRepository
  • ecr:DescribeRepositories
  • ecr:GetAuthorizationToken
  • ecr:InitiateLayerUpload
  • ecr:PutImage
  • ecr:UploadLayerPart
  • ecs:RegisterTaskDefinition
  • iam:GetRole (to any role with name containing “taskExecutionRole”)
  • iam:PassRole (to any role with name containing “taskExecutionRole”)

You can either add these permissions to the AWS user account that will be used to deploy, or upload the CloudReactor AWS deployer CloudFormation template to CloudFormation. For instructions on how to do that, see the main project page for aws-role-template.

Once you have the access key and secret key output by the template, you can add them to deploy_config/deploy.env , or arrange to have the environment variables AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY set, along with PASS_AWS_ACCESS_KEY=FALSE before you run your deployment script ( or a custom wrapper script that calls If you are using the GitHub Action you would set these variables as secrets in your GitHub account and use them to set the aws-access-key-id and aws-secret-access-key input parameters of the GitHub Action.