Amazon EC2 Systems Manager
User Guide

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. This section includes information about how to configure these roles using either an AWS CloudFormation template or manually in the IAM console. This section also include information about how to create CloudWatch Events to receive notifications about Automation actions.


After you complete one of the following methods for configuring access, you can further delegate access to Automation by using a more restrictive IAM user policy. For more information, see Create a Restrictive IAM User Policy.

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