AWS Backup and AWS Organizations - AWS Organizations

AWS Backup and AWS Organizations

AWS Backup is a service that allows you to manage and monitor the AWS Backup jobs in your organization. Using AWS Backup, if you sign-in as a user in the organization's management account, you can enable organization-wide backup protection and monitoring. It helps you to achieve compliance by using backup policies to centrally apply AWS Backup plans to resources across all of the accounts in your organization. When you use both AWS Backup and AWS Organizations together, you can get the following benefits:

Protection

You can enable the backup policy type in your organization and then create backup policies to attach to the organization's root, OUs, or accounts. A backup policy combines an AWS Backup plan with the other details required to apply the plan automatically to your accounts.Policies that are directly attached to an account are merged with policies inherited from the organization's root and any parent OUs to create an effective policy that applies to the account. The policy includes the ID of an IAM role that has permissions to run AWS Backup on the resources in your accounts. AWS Backup uses the IAM role to perform the backup on your behalf as specified by the backup plan in the effective policy.

Monitoring

When you enable trusted access for AWS Backup in your organization, you can use the AWS Backup console to view details about the backup, restore, and copy jobs in any of the accounts in your organization. For more information, see Monitor your backup jobs in the AWS Backup Developer Guide.

For more information about AWS Backup, see the AWS Backup Developer Guide.

Use the following information to help you to help you integrate AWS Backup with AWS Organizations.

Service-linked roles created when you enable integration

The following service-linked role is automatically created in your organization's accounts when you enable trusted access. These roles allow AWS Backup to perform supported operations within the accounts in your organization.

You can delete or modify these roles only if you disable trusted access between AWS Backup and Organizations, or if you remove the member account from the organization.

  • AWSBackupDefaultServiceRole

Service principals used by the service-linked roles

The service-linked roles in the previous section can be assumed only by the service principals authorized by the trust relationships defined for the role. The service-linked roles used by AWS Backup grant access to the following service principals:

  • backup.amazonaws.com

Enabling trusted access with AWS Backup

For information about the permissions needed to enable trusted access, see Permissions required to enable trusted access.

You can enable trusted access using either the AWS Backup console or the AWS Organizations console.

Important

We strongly recommend that whenever possible, you use the AWS Backup console or tools to enable integration with Organizations. This lets AWS Backup perform any configuration that it requires, such as creating resources needed by the service. Proceed with these steps only if you can’t enable integration using the tools provided by AWS Backup.For more information, see this note.

If you enable trusted access by using the AWS Backup console or tools then you don’t need to complete these steps.

To enabled trusted access using AWS Backup, see Enabling Backup in Multiple AWS Accounts in the AWS Backup Developer Guide.

You can enable trusted access by using either the AWS Organizations console, by running a AWS CLI command, or by calling an API operation in one of the AWS SDKs.

Old console

To enable trusted service access using the Organizations console

  1. Sign in to the AWS Organizations console. You must sign in as an IAM user, assume an IAM role, or sign in as the root user (not recommended) in the organization’s management account.

  2. On the Settings tab under Trusted access for AWS services, find the row for AWS Backup, and then choose Enable trusted access.

  3. In the confirmation dialog box, choose Enable access for service-name.

  4. If you are the administrator of only AWS Organizations, tell the administrator of AWS Backup that they can now enable that service using its console to work with AWS Organizations.

New console

To enable trusted service access using the Organizations console

  1. Sign in to the AWS Organizations console. You must sign in as an IAM user, assume an IAM role, or sign in as the root user (not recommended) in the organization’s management account.

  2. On the Services page, find the row for AWS Backup, choose the service’s name, and then choose Enable trusted access.

  3. In the confirmation dialog box, enable Show the option to enable trusted access, enter enable in the box, and then choose Enable trusted access.

  4. If you are the administrator of only AWS Organizations, tell the administrator of AWS Backup that they can now enable that service using its console to work with AWS Organizations.

AWS CLI, AWS API

To enable trusted service access using the OrganizationsCLI/SDK

You can use the following AWS CLI commands or API operations to enable trusted service access:

Disabling trusted access with AWS Backup

For information about the permissions needed to enable trusted access, see Permissions required to enable trusted access.

AWS Backup requires trusted access with AWS Organizations to enable monitoring of backup, restore, and copy jobs across your organization's accounts. If you disable trusted access AWS Backup, you lose the ability to view jobs outside of the current account. The AWS Backup role that AWS Backup creates remains. If you later re-enable trusted access, AWS Backup continues to operate as before, without the need for you to reconfigure the service.

You can disable trusted access using only the Organizations console or tools.

You can disable trusted access by using either the AWS Organizations console, by running an Organizations AWS CLI command, or by calling an Organizations API operation in one of the AWS SDKs.

Old console

To disable trusted service access using the Organizations console

  1. Sign in to the AWS Organizations console. You must sign in as an IAM user, assume an IAM role, or sign in as the root user (not recommended) in the organization’s management account.

  2. On the Settings tab under Trusted access for AWS services, find the row for AWS Backup and then choose Disable access.

  3. In the dialog box, choose Disable access for service-name.

  4. If you are the administrator of only AWS Organizations, tell the administrator of AWS Backup that they can now disable that service using its console or tools from working with AWS Organizations.

New console

To disable trusted service access using the Organizations console

  1. Sign in to the AWS Organizations console. You must sign in as an IAM user, assume an IAM role, or sign in as the root user (not recommended) in the organization’s management account.

  2. On the Services page, find the row for AWS Backup and then choose the service’s name.

  3. Choose Enable trusted access.

  4. In the confirmation dialog box, enter disable in the box, and then choose Disable trusted access.

  5. If you are the administrator of only AWS Organizations, tell the administrator of AWS Backup that they can now disable that service using its console or tools from working with AWS Organizations.

AWS CLI, AWS API

To disable trusted service access using the Organizations CLI/SDK

You can use the following AWS CLI commands or API operations to disable trusted service access: