AWS DataSync
User Guide

Activate Your Agent

To activate your agent, first get the IP address of your agent and use the it to get an activation key. The activation key securely associates the agent with your AWS account.

The activation process requires the agent's port 80 to be accessible from your browser. After the agent is activated, it closes port 80 and the port is no longer accessible. For information about ports and network requirements, see Network Requirements.

To activate the agent

  1. In the Activation key section, enter the agent's IP address or the domain name for your agent in the Agent address box, and choose Get key. Your browser connects to the IP address and get a unique activation key from your agent. The activation is displayed in the Activation key section.

    If activation succeeds, the activation key is displayed. If the activation fails, check to make sure that your security group is configured properly and check your firewall to make sure that you allowed the required ports.

  2. (Optional) For Agent name, enter a name for your agent.

  3. (Optional) For Tags, enter a key and value to add a tag to your agent. A tag is a key-value pair that helps you manage, filter, and search for your agents.

  4. Choose Create agent. Your agent is listed on the Agents page. If you have previously created an agent, it appears in the list. In the Service endpoint column, verify that your service endpoint is correct.

  5. In the Tasks section of the page, choose Create task. The Configure source location page appears.