AWS License Manager and interface VPC endpoints (AWS PrivateLink) - AWS License Manager

AWS License Manager and interface VPC endpoints (AWS PrivateLink)

You can establish a private connection between your virtual private cloud (VPC) and AWS License Manager by creating an interface VPC endpoint. Interface endpoints are powered by AWS PrivateLink, a technology that enables you to privately access the License Manager API without an internet gateway, NAT device, VPN connection, or AWS Direct Connect connection. Instances in your VPC don't need public IP addresses to communicate with License Manager. Traffic between your VPC and License Manager does not leave the Amazon network.

Each interface endpoint is represented by one or more Elastic Network Interfaces in your subnets.

For more information, see Interface VPC endpoints (AWS PrivateLink) in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

Create an interface VPC endpoint for License Manager

Create an interface endpoint for License Manager using one of the following service names:

  • com.amazonaws.region.license-manager

  • com.amazonaws.region.license-manager-fips

If you enable private DNS for the endpoint, you can make API requests to License Manager using its default DNS name for the Region. For example, license-manager.region.amazonaws.com.

For more information, see Creating an Interface Endpoint in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

Create a VPC endpoint policy for License Manager

You can attach a policy to your VPC endpoint to control access to License Manager. The policy specifies the following information:

  • The principal that can perform actions.

  • The actions that can be performed.

  • The resource on which the actions can be performed.

The following is an example of an endpoint policy for License Manager. When attached to an endpoint, this policy grants access to the specified License Manager actions for all principals on all resources.

{ "Statement": [ { "Principal": "*", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "license-manager:*" ], "Resource": "*" } ] }

For more information, see Controlling access to services using VPC endpoints in the Amazon VPC User Guide.