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Allowing Autodiscovery of AWS Resources

Configuring AWS Resources

Use the following sections to help you configure your AWS resources to work with Amazon QuickSight.

Configuring Your AWS Data Sources for Amazon QuickSight Access

You can have Amazon QuickSight autodiscover Amazon RDS DB instances or Amazon Redshift clusters that are associated with your AWS account. These resources must be located in the same AWS Region as your Amazon QuickSight account.

If you choose to enable autodiscovery, choose one of the following options to make the AWS resource accessible:

Enabling autodiscovery is the easiest way to make this data available in Amazon QuickSight. You can still manually create data connections whether or not you enable autodiscovery.

Confirming the Availability of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Roles

If you choose to enable autodiscovery of AWS resources for your Amazon QuickSight account, Amazon QuickSight creates an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role in your AWS account. This IAM role that grants your account permission to identify and retrieve data from your AWS data sources.

Because AWS limits you to 250 IAM roles, be sure you have at least one free role for Amazon QuickSight to use if you want Amazon QuickSight to autodiscover your AWS resources.