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 integrate AWS Backup with AWS Organizations.

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.

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 tools.

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

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:

  • AWS CLI: disable-aws-service-access

    You can run the following command to disable AWS Backup as a trusted service with Organizations.

    $ aws organizations disable-aws-service-access \ --service-principal backup.amazonaws.com

    This command produces no output when successful.

  • AWS API: DisableAWSServiceAccess