Configure AWS account manually

Configure your AWS account so that it's ready for integration with the Client Portal.

Follow the steps in this topic only if you're instructed to do so by SoftwareOne. Following these steps without assistance from SoftwareOne will result in your AWS account not being fully integrated with the Client Portal.

Before you begin

Before configuring, ensure that you have a random external ID in the pyracloud:aws:extid:{16 random alphanumeric characters} format. For example, pyracloud:aws:extid:13kcy2czfja01dfx. You can create a random string using a string generator.

Once generated, make a note of your external ID. You'll need to share the ID with your SoftwareOne representative.

Execute the CloudFormation Script

Follow these steps to execute the script:

  1. Sign in to the AWS console as a user with permission to modify IAM resources and execute CloudFormation scripts.

  2. Navigate to CloudFormation.

    1. In the AWS console, select Services > Management & Governance > CloudFormation.

    2. In the upper-right corner of the CloudFormation page, select the region where you wish to execute the CloudFormation script.

  3. Select Create stack and follow these steps:

    1. In Prerequisite – Prepare template, select Template is ready.

    2. In Specify template, select Amazon S3 URL and enter the following URL: https://iepapp0168sda.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pyracloud_onboarding.json

  4. Select Next.

  1. Complete the Specify stack details page as follows:

    1. Enter the name of the stack. The recommended stack name is PyraCloud-Onboarding. If you don't use this recommended name, make a note of the name you use and provide it along with the random external ID to SoftwareOne.

    2. Enter the external ID that you generated and the value of the empty GUID as 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000.

  2. Select Next.

  1. On the Configure stack options page, no additional settings are required. Select Next.

  1. Review the settings associated with the stack and select the I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAM resources with custom names check box.

  2. Select Create stack.

After you select Create stack, the following page is displayed. To refresh the progress of the stack, select the refresh icon.

Wait for the status to change to CREATE_COMPLETE.

Configure cost and usage reports

If AWS Organizations is enabled, the following steps are only required in the master account. You don't have to perform these steps for a linked account.

If AWS Organizations is not enabled, perform the following steps.

Create an S3 Bucket

  1. In the AWS console, click the Services menu item to open the list of services. Under the Storage group click the S3 item.

  2. Click Create bucket.

  1. Complete the Name and region page as follows:

    1. In the Name and region section, under the Bucket name heading, enter a unique name for the bucket. The recommended value for this is pyracloud.{account number}. For example, pyracloud.123456789012. Make a note of this name to share with SoftwareOne.

    2. In the Name and region section, under the Region heading, select the region where you want to create the bucket. Make a note of this region to share with SoftwareOne.

  2. Select Next.

  1. On the Configure options page, leave the values as default.

  2. Select Next.

  1. On the Set Permissions page, leave the values as default.

  2. Select Next.

  1. On the Review page, review the new bucket settings. Select Create bucket.

Create cost and usage reports

  1. In the AWS console, select the account menu item at the top right. Select My Billing Dashboard.

  2. In the left navigation menu, select Cost & Usage Reports and select Create report.

  1. Complete the Report content page as follows:

    1. Under the Report name – required heading, enter a name for the report. The recommended value for this is “PyraCloudCostAndUsage”. Make a note of this name to share with SoftwareONE.

    2. Under the Additional report details heading, select the Include resource IDs checkbox.

    3. Under the Data refresh settings heading, select the Automatically refresh your Cost & Usage Report when charges are detected for previous months with closed bills checkbox.

  2. Click Next.

  1. Complete the Delivery options page:

    1. Under the S3 bucket – required heading, select Configure.

      • On Step 1 of 2: Configure S3 Bucket, on the left side, Select existing bucket created above from the drop-down. Click Next.

      • On Step 2 of 2: Verify policy, check the I have confirmed that this policy is correct checkbox. Click Save.

  2. In Report path prefix, enter the same value as the Report name field, for example, PyraCloudCostAndUsage). This value must be the same as the Report name value.

  3. Choose Time granularity as Daily.

  4. Choose Create new report version.

  5. In Enable report data integration for, clear all options.

  6. Choose the Compression type as GZIP.

  7. Select Next.

  1. On the Review page, review the Cost & Usage Report settings and select Review and Complete.

The report is created.

Grant access to the S3 Bucket

  1. In the AWS console, select Services > Security, Identity, & Compliance > IAM.

  1. Select Policies.

  1. Select Create policy and then select the JSON tab.

  1. Add the following JSON policy. Be sure to replace the bucketname with the name of your bucket, for example, pyracloud.123456789012. Replace any existing text already in the JSON window.

{
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
        {
            "Sid": "AllowPyraCloudToAccessBillingBucket",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
                "s3:GetObject",
                "s3:ListBucket"
            ],
            "Resource": [
                "arn:aws:s3:::bucketname",
                "arn:aws:s3:::bucketname/*"
            ]
        },
        {
            "Sid": "AllowPyraCloudToListAllBuckets",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
                "s3:ListAllMyBuckets",
                "s3:HeadBucket"
            ],
            "Resource": "*"
        }
    ]
}
  1. Select Review policy and complete the Review policy page as follows:

    1. Under the Name heading, enter a name for the policy. The recommended value is PyraCloudAllowBillingBucketAccess.

    2. (Optional) Enter a description.

  2. Select Create policy.

Assign the policy to the role

  1. Select Roles from the navigation menu.

  1. Choose PyraCloudRole from the list of roles.

  1. Select Attach policies.

  1. Search for the policy created and then select the box next to it. Select Attach policy.

The policy is attached.

At this point, your AWS account is ready to be integrated with the Client Portal. SoftwareOne will need to perform internal steps to complete the integration.

In order to do this, you;ll need to provide the following details to SoftwareOne:

Enable your Enterprise Discount Program (EDP) commitment amounts

If you're taking advantage of AWS’ EDP you can view your commitment amounts in the Client Portal.

The portal displays your spending against your commitment so that you can track and plan for upcoming spend. To view your commitment amounts, contact our Support team.

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