AWS Cloud Connector - Rapid Deployment
Time Required: 25m
Seed the Censys ASM platform with assets directly from your AWS accounts for the most up-to-date view of your attack surface.
Ready to get started? Here’s what you need:
Your Censys ASM API key, located on the Integrations page of the app.
Sufficient privileges in your AWS account to create roles, policies, and ECS services (e.g.,
Log in to the AWS account you want to connect to the Censys ASM platform.
Navigate to Cloud Formation and click the Create stack button.
1: Copy & Paste Template URL
The first step of creating a stack is to specify its template. Censys has created a template which can be provided to the stack as an Amazon S3 URL.
In the Prerequisite section, select the "Template is ready" option.
In the Specify template section, select "Amazon S3 URL," then paste the URL into the box:
2: Give a Name
On the second page, give the stack a name, which can include uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and dashes.
In the Parameters section, paste in your Censys API key from the integrations page of the Censys ASM app.
Then, set the number of hours the Cloud Connector should wait between runs by selecting a number from the dropdown menu under the "Execution Frequency" parameter.
3: Keep Default Settings
On the third page, nothing needs to be specified, as this stack will use all of the default options.
You can optionally tag this stack with tags according to your organization’s best practices.
4: Review & Create
On the review page, check all of the settings and confirm that you are aware that this stack will create a role with a custom name in order to run properly by checking the box next to the acknowledgement statement.
Then, click Create stack.
If this step fails, the template will roll back any changes to your account. Please screenshot or copy any errors and pass them along to firstname.lastname@example.org.