Standardized Architecture for NIST High-Impact Controls on AWS
NIST High-Impact Quick Start

Managing the Quick Start Source Files

Uploading the Templates to Amazon S3

The Quick Start templates are available in an Amazon S3 bucket for Quick Starts. If you’re using your own S3 bucket, you can upload the AWS CloudFormation templates by using the AWS Management Console or the AWS CLI, by following these instructions.

Using the Console

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at

  2. Choose a bucket to store the templates in.

  3. Choose Upload and specify the local location of the file to upload.

  4. Upload all template files to the same S3 bucket.

  5. Find the template URLs by selecting each template file, and then choosing Properties. Make a note of the URLs.

Using the AWS CLI

  1. Download the AWS CLI tool from

  2. Use the following AWS CLI command to upload each template file:

    aws s3 cp <template file>.json s3://<s3bucketname>/

Updating the Amazon S3 URLs

The template for the main stack lists the Amazon S3 URLs for the nested stacks. If you upload the templates to your own S3 bucket and would like to deploy the templates from there, you must modify vTemplateUrlPrefix in the Mappings section of the template-main.json file.