Granular AWS Account Permissions for Connection to and Upgrading of Veeam Backup for AWS Appliance

KB ID: 4140
Product: Veeam Backup for AWS | 5.0 | 5a
Veeam Backup & Replication | 11
Published: 2021-04-14
Last Modified: 2022-08-08
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Objective

This article documents the granular permissions needed for connecting to an existing Veeam Backup for AWS appliance.

Alternatively, cumulative permissions are listed in the Integration with Veeam Backup for AWS Guide.

Version Requirement
This article is intended for use with 'AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication'  version 11.0.3.xxx or later.

Solution

Connect

To connect to an existing Veeam Backup for AWS appliance, use an AWS account with the following profile:

{
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
        {
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
                "ec2:DescribeAddresses",
                "ec2:DescribeAvailabilityZones",
                "ec2:DescribeInstances",
                "ec2:DescribeRegions",
                "s3:GetBucketLocation",
                "s3:GetObject",
                "s3:ListAllMyBuckets",
                "s3:ListBucket",
                "s3:PutObject"
            ],
            "Resource": "*"
        }
    ]
}

Connect and Upgrade

To connect to an existing Veeam Backup for AWS appliance and be able to upgrade the appliance, use an AWS account with the following profile:

{
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
        {
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
                "ec2:DescribeAddresses",
                "ec2:DescribeAvailabilityZones",
                "ec2:DescribeInstances",
                "ec2:DescribeRegions",
				"ec2:DescribeVolumes",
				"ec2:CreateSnapshot",
				"ec2:DescribeSnapshots",
				"ec2:DeleteSnapshot",
				"ec2:StopInstances",
				"ec2:StartInstances",
				"ec2:DetachVolume",
				"ec2:DeleteVolume",
				"ec2:CreateVolume",
				"ec2:AttachVolume",
                "iam:ListAttachedRolePolicies",
                "iam:ListInstanceProfilesForRole",
                "iam:ListRolePolicies",
                "iam:PutRolePolicy",
                "iam:UpdateAssumeRolePolicy",
				"iam:GetAccountSummary",
                "iam:SimulatePrincipalPolicy",
                "iam:ListAttachedRolePolicies",
                "iam:ListPolicyVersions",
                "iam:GetPolicyVersion",
				"iam:CreatePolicyVersion",
				"iam:GetRole",
                "s3:GetBucketLocation",
                "s3:GetObject",
                "s3:ListAllMyBuckets",
                "s3:ListBucket",
                "s3:PutObject",
                "sts:GetCallerIdentity"
            ],
            "Resource": "*"
        }
    ]
}
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