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Administration Guide

AWS Connector

When you create an AWS connector, you are authorizing FortiWeb to periodically get information of AWS instances and dynamically populates it in server pool configuration.

To create an AWS Connector:

  1. Go to Security Fabric > External Connectors.
  2. Click Create New.
  3. Under Public SDN, select Amazon Web Services (AWS). The AWS screen is displayed.
  4. Configure the following options, and then click Save.
    Name Type a name for the external connector object.
    Status

    Toggle on to enable the external connector object.

    Toggle off to disable the external connector object.

    Update Interval (s)

    Specify the update interval for the connector to get AWS objects and dynamically populates the information in the server pool configuration.

    Access Key ID

    Specify the access key ID.

    An access key on AWS grants programmatic access to your resources. If you have security considerations, it's recommended to create an IAM role specially for FortiWeb and grant read-only access.

    See this article for how to get access key ID and secret access key on AWS: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html.

    Secret Access Key

    Specify the secret access key.

    Region Name

    Specify the region where your instances are deployed.

After the connector is created, you can configure the Server Type, SDN address type, SDN Connector, and Filter options in Server Objects > Server > Server Pool. FortiWeb will then get the IP addresses of the compute instances from Azure and dynamically populates the objects in server pool configuration. See Defining your web servers.


AWS Connector

When you create an AWS connector, you are authorizing FortiWeb to periodically get information of AWS instances and dynamically populates it in server pool configuration.

To create an AWS Connector:

  1. Go to Security Fabric > External Connectors.
  2. Click Create New.
  3. Under Public SDN, select Amazon Web Services (AWS). The AWS screen is displayed.
  4. Configure the following options, and then click Save.
    Name Type a name for the external connector object.
    Status

    Toggle on to enable the external connector object.

    Toggle off to disable the external connector object.

    Update Interval (s)

    Specify the update interval for the connector to get AWS objects and dynamically populates the information in the server pool configuration.

    Access Key ID

    Specify the access key ID.

    An access key on AWS grants programmatic access to your resources. If you have security considerations, it's recommended to create an IAM role specially for FortiWeb and grant read-only access.

    See this article for how to get access key ID and secret access key on AWS: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html.

    Secret Access Key

    Specify the secret access key.

    Region Name

    Specify the region where your instances are deployed.

After the connector is created, you can configure the Server Type, SDN address type, SDN Connector, and Filter options in Server Objects > Server > Server Pool. FortiWeb will then get the IP addresses of the compute instances from Azure and dynamically populates the objects in server pool configuration. See Defining your web servers.