Step 1: Join and configure AWS Organizations - AWS WAF, AWS Firewall Manager, and AWS Shield Advanced

Step 1: Join and configure AWS Organizations

To use Firewall Manager, your account must be a member of the organization in the AWS Organizations service where you want to use your Firewall Manager policies and it cannot be the organization's management account.

Note

For information about Organizations, see AWS Organizations User Guide.

To establish the required AWS Organizations membership and configuration

  1. Choose an account to use as the Firewall Manager administrator for the organization in Organizations. The account cannot be the organization's management account.

  2. If your chosen account isn't already a member of the organization, have it join. Follow the guidance at Inviting an AWS account to join your organization.

  3. AWS Organizations has two available feature sets: consolidated billing features and all features. To use Firewall Manager, your organization must be enabled for all features. If your organization is configured only for consolidated billing, follow the guidance at Enabling All Features in Your Organization.