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AWS Backup for AWS Organizations IAM Configuration Issue

I am having issues setting up the required IAM access for cross account backups. As I understand the requirements there are four places to configure IAM access: Source Account (management account) Backup Vault Source Account (management account) Resource Assignment Target Account Backup Vault Target Account IAM access role From the AWS Backup Developer Guide p162 I understand that the IAM roles in the Source and Target accounts, Backup Vaults, and the Backup Vault permissions need to match. I have the following configured: Source Account Backup Vault Access – “Allow Access to Backup Vault from Organisation” Source Account Resource Assignment – Role with default policy called “AWSBackupOrganizationAdminAccess” Target Account Backup Vault Access - “Allow Access to Backup Vault from Organisation” Target Account IAM access role - Role with default policy called “AWSBackupOrganizationAdminAccess” I have followed the setup guide to enable cross account backups for my AWS organization. When I run a backup job for an EC2 server in the target account I get the following error: Your backup job failed as AWS Backup does not have permission to describe resource <aws ec2 arn> I assume that somewhere I do not have the IAM access configured correctly. As there are four places where I can configure IAM access how do I track down where the issue is?
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Unable to purchase prepaid Hits

Hi, I am new to Mturk and very confused about the process for purchasing prepaid Hits. I was following the process described in the FAQ of the Amazon Mturk page (https://www.mturk.com/help#enable_aws_billing): ========================================= How do I purchase prepaid HITs on Amazon Mechanical Turk? Follow these steps to purchase prepaid HITs: 1. From your Amazon Mechanical Turk account, go to My Account -> Purchase Prepaid HITs. 2. Enter in the amount you would like to purchase. 3. Select the credit or debit card on file or enter in new credit or debit card information. 4. Confirm your purchase. Note: As a US Requester, you may be prompted to establish a verified Amazon Payments account if you plan to make a purchase above certain amounts. You can create a verified Amazon Payments account at any time here. ========================================= First of all, I am NOT ABLE TO find "Purchase Prepaid HITs" on "My Account" page. So, I tried to establish "a verified Amazon Payments account" as it directs, and I am in the stage when I encounter "We’re verifying your identity now, and we’ll send you an email when the verification is complete. This can take up to 24 hours. You can’t use your account until we’ve verified your identity." But it has been more than two weeks since I saw that message. What is wrong with my whole process? I really do want to purchase prepaid HITs but I am not able to...
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How to build a mechanism to govern multiple AWS data locking features?

**Background** There is identified need to govern multiple data locking features that AWS Provides in a context of multi-account environment with independent teams. If there is no governance - data locking might be enabled in various AWS accounts (in various regions) causing potential compliance nightmare and related challenges to rollback if data is accidentally locked for multiple years. It seems the only way to exit from compliance mode data locking is to fully close the related AWS account ( data seems then to be deleted after 90 days, even when locked). Optimally the use of AWS locking features would be allowed only by exception (after human review of each use-case). Governance mode could be by default allowed for all accounts/resources, but it should be possible to prevent the use of compliance mode (in any AWS service that provide data locking) with SCPs in AWS Organization. It has been identified at least these three are related operations for data locking: * backup:PutBackupVaultLockConfiguration * glacier:CompleteVaultLock * s3:PutBucketObjectLockConfiguration **Questions** 1. To deny all AWS data locking features - what IAM actions need to be denied with SCP - in addition to to the ones above? 2. Is the only way to exit the Backup Vault lock is to close the related AWS account (with 90 days grace period)? 3. How can one confirm the deletion of data related to question above. The assumption is that data remains until grace period has passed (90 days). Does AWS emit some logs (when account is being closed) that prove that data has been actually wiped? 4. How one can list what various data locks are currently in use? Is Cloudtrail the only option? 5. Are there any other best practise to share - to centrally govern the various AWS data locking features?
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asked 2 months ago

Enrolling existing AWS accounts in new OU

Hi , I have created new AWS account and set up Control tower, a landing zone, account factory and a new OU, with the intention of enrolling a number of our existing AWS accounts into a the new OU. (these accounts had previously been enrolled in another OU in a different AWS account but they were removed from that account prior to begining this process). In my new account, the accounts are added to the relevant OU, but when I try to enroll them in control tower by re-registering the OU I get the following error : *AWS Control Tower is unable to assume the AWSControlTowerExecution role in the account. Be sure the role is present in the account, or add it.* I had to log onto each account and update the AWSControlTowerExecution to allow access from the new Management account ( the role was there,but it was only allowing access to the previous management account). Once that was done, I removed the constraints, products, users and deleted the portfolio for the landing zone provisioned product in the service catalouge. As recommened in this article : https://docs.aws.amazon.com/controltower/latest/userguide/troubleshooting.html I then tried to re enroll these accounts again , but I am still having issues. I got the error *AWS Control Tower can't create your account due to potential drift in your landing zone. Check your landing zone and try using the advanced account provisioning method to create your account* so I tried repairing the landing zone - this didn't work. I have also tried to remove the account and re add it to the OU & re - register the OU, but I am getting the following error : Pre-check location OU or account ID OU or account name Pre-check type Landing Zone "xxxxx" Landing zone Add the IAM user to the AWS Service Catalog portfolio before registering your OU. But I don't know what IAM user to add to the service catalog profolio. I would be greatfull for any advice / guidence, thanks
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asked 2 months ago

Enforce Tags SCP for DynamoDB is not working

Hi, I followed this official guide from aws in order to implement a tagging strategy for resources in my AWS Organization https://aws.amazon.com/de/blogs/mt/implement-aws-resource-tagging-strategy-using-aws-tag-policies-and-service-control-policies-scps/ The example is for EC2 instances, I followed all steps and this worked, however when I wanted to replicate the steps for S3, RDS and DynamoDB it did not work. The following is the SCP I want to use in order to enforce the tag *test* to be on every created dynamodb table. This is exactly how it is done in the Guide for EC2. ``` { "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "Statement1", "Effect": "Deny", "Action": [ "dynamodb:CreateTable" ], "Resource": [ "arn:aws:dynamodb:*:*:table/*" ], "Condition": { "Null": { "aws:RequestTag/test": "true" } } } ] } ``` However when I try to create a DynamoDB Table with the tag *test* I get the following error message. I am passing the tag test, however I still get a deny. ``` User: arn:aws:sts::<account>:assumed-role/<role>/<email> is not authorized to perform: dynamodb:CreateTable on resource: arn:aws:dynamodb:eu-central-1:<table>:<table> with an explicit deny. ``` I tried creating this SCP for the Services RDS, S3 and DynamoDB, only EC2 seems to work. Do you have an idea what the error could be or is anyone using this tagging strategy in their AWS Organization/AWS Control Tower. Would be interested to hear what your experience is as this seems really complicated to me to implement and does not work so far. Looking forward to hear form you people :)
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asked 2 months ago

Root account no permissions

Hi All, I have not used my Amazon account for a while. I think it was free-tier to begin with. I wanted to start re-using it. I logged on and find I have no access to Billing. I also have no access to Organizations. I can assign privileges to IAM users. I had an existing user under IAM and I gave it Administrator and BillingAccess privileges. I logged on with that user, but when it browses to Organizations or Billing, it also gets permission denied issues. Example with root account accessing "Account": You Need Permissions You don't have permission to access billing information for this account. Contact your AWS administrator if you need help. If you are an AWS administrator, you can provide permissions for your users or groups by making sure that (1) this account allows IAM and federated users to access billing information and (2) you have the required IAM permissions. I get the same error when IAM user with billing permissions accesses "Billing". I cannot even create a support case using root account. It says I have no access and I was placed in support plan Basic, but then there is no way to create a case. When I click "Create case": An error occurred when we tried to process your request User: arn:aws:iam::ID:root is not authorized to perform: support:DescribeServices with an explicit deny in a service control policy User: arn:aws:iam::ID:root is not authorized to perform: support:DescribeSeverityLevels with an explicit deny in a service control policy You don't have the necessary IAM permissions to view that support case. Learn more Then under "Create case" the various case options are grayed out. Thanks!
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asked 2 months ago

Cloudtrail event notifications

Hello, we have configured configured Control Tower landing zone and enrolled tens of accounts in our organization. We would like to monitor some of the actions (ConsoleLogin, SwitchRole, CreateUser, CreatePolicy, CreateRole, PutGroupPolicy, ...) across all accounts in organization and be notified when the action occurs via Slack or Pagerduty. Is there any out of box solution or recommended approach? I am considering two approaches: 1. Listen Cloudtrail S3 logs bucket Create an account which will have read only access to cloudtrail logs S3 bucket in Log Archive account. Lambda function will be triggered on new records in bucket. It will download the files from S3 and parse the events. Huge disadvantage is that it'll have to parse all cloudtrail entries which could be expensive and in inefficient. 2. Aggregate events using EventBridge buses Create dedicated account "Audit Notifications" where will be EventBridge event bus aggregating matched events from all other accounts. There will be configured event rule with Lambda target forwarding matched events from all accounts to Slack/Pagerduty/... in "Audit Notifications" account. Event rule forwarding matched events to Event Bus target in "Audit Notifications" will be deployed into each governed region in each member account. Similar as described in https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/root-user-account-eventbridge-rule/ I favor second approach, but maybe there are some other options. thanks
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asked 3 months ago

Member account root user best practices

Hello, we are using AWS Control Tower and Account Factory for account provisioning. We have protected management account root email following [recomended best practices](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/organizations/latest/userguide/orgs_best-practices_mgmt-acct.html), but we are not sure about member accounts. Provisioned member accounts are created with random pregenerated password, if we wan't to secure new account root user we have to reset its password manually using Forgotten password and then configure its MFA. What we'd like to do is - Enable `Disallow actions as a root user` Guardrail for all OUs, which blocks all actions for root user including its MFA setup. - Don't enable a password for root user after the account is enrolled as mentioned in https://docs.aws.amazon.com/organizations/latest/userguide/best-practices_member-acct.html#best-practices_mbr-acct_complex-password In this case root email won't be able to do any actions. But the MFA won't be enabled so [MFA for root user](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/organizations/latest/userguide/best-practices_member-acct.html#best-practices_mbr-acct_mfa) best practise and guardrail won't be satisfied. Also IAM dashboard will scream to all users that MFA is not enabled for root user (But we can explain our users that root email is "disabled" by SCPs). What is the best practise here for protecting member account root user? It looks like best practices [Disallow Actions as a Root User](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/controltower/latest/userguide/strongly-recommended-guardrails.html#disallow-root-auser-actions) and [Detect Whether MFA for the Root User is Enabled](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/controltower/latest/userguide/strongly-recommended-guardrails.html#enable-root-mfa) are mutually exclusive. thanks Martin
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asked 3 months ago

How can I restrict S3 bucket access to allow only VPC Flow logs from within an organization?

Hello, I have a landing zone created with Control Tower (Audit and Logging account and so on) In the logging account I have an S3 bucket in which I want to receive the VPC Flow logs from all current and future accounts from that organization. So, I want to create a bucket policy that only allows receiving VPC Flow logs as long as the source account is in the organization. The new accounts are created with Control Tower account factory by other teams in a self service fashion so I need to filter by organization, not account ids or specific ARNs. According to the VPC Flow logs user guide, you have to add the following statement (and another similar one but let's simplify things) to the S3 bucket policy to the destination bucket: ``` { "Sid": "AWSLogDeliveryWrite", "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": {"Service": "delivery.logs.amazonaws.com"}, "Action": "s3:PutObject", "Resource": "my-s3-arn", "Condition": { "StringEquals": { "s3:x-amz-acl": "bucket-owner-full-control", "aws:SourceAccount": account_id }, "ArnLike": { "aws:SourceArn": "arn:aws:logs:region:account_id:*" } } } ``` As I need to filter by organization and not by account, I tried using the aws:PrincipalOrgID condition key instead of the SourceAccount and SourceArn. However, I get an error saying that the aws:PrincipalOrgID does not support service principals and I cannot create the policy. I also tried with the aws:PrincipalOrgPaths condition key. Then, it lets me create the policy but when I try to create the Flow log it says "Access Denied for LogDestination: bucket_name. Please check LogDestination permissions." I have also tried keeping the principal as "*" and adding the "aws:PrincipalServiceName": "delivery.logs.amazonaws.com" to the condition but I get the same error when trying to create the Flow logs. Does anyone have any idea on how can I do that? Thanks in advance
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asked 4 months ago

Verification team is making us suffer and not providing any way forward

Hi, I need to speak with some member of verification team. I'm sorry but It's really really frustrating because my account has been closed and my team is blocked from working on projects. I'm the CEO of a software development house registered in USA who has already signed a contracts to delivery projects using AWS but verification team has closed our account. I'm gonna share all details in a moment. But just to summaries, I have responded to their emails, and ready to provide more documents or information, or pay whatever it takes, but I need a way forward. The last email I received from verification team was: > Hello, We have closed your Amazon Web Services account. We took this action because our records show that this account is related to previously closed accounts. Due to the proprietary nature of our business, we are unable to discuss other accounts with you. Sincerely, Amazon Web Services Sincerely, Amazon Web Services To contact us again about this issue, please reply to this email. Yes, we did have a previous account that got locked because we weren't able to clear around $300 outstanding payment within 90 days. We wanted to clear that payment but verification team said the account was closed and it cannot be recovered now. It wouldn't be a problem if we created a new account against a new email. And that's what we didi. We really spent a lot of time trying to speak to Support about that in vain. This is unfair. Please tell us what to do in order to figure this out and make it work. We need to do huge deployments on AWS for multiple clients and we're willing to pay whatever to do that.
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