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Amazon EC2 Systems Manager
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Setting Up Automation

To set up Automation, you configure AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles so that Systems Manager has permission to perform the actions you specify for the service. You can configure these roles from an AWS CloudFormation template, or you can manually create them in the IAM console. Optionally, you can create CloudWatch Events to receive notifications about Automation actions.

Choose one of the following methods to configure IAM roles. And then, optionally, configure CloudWatch Events.