Posted On: Aug 12, 2021

Change Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, now allows you to specify AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role as approvers for change requests and change templates. Change Manager simplifies the way you can request, approve, implement, and report on operational changes to your application configuration and infrastructure on AWS and on-premises. Now, you have more flexibility to leverage your existing identity provider for change management practices.

With Change Manager, you can use predefined change workflows to help automate approvals and avoid unintentional results when making operational changes. Each change request can require one or more approvals from IAM users or groups. With this launch, you can also add IAM roles as approvers. For example, if your approvers assume a role when logging into AWS, you can enable anyone assuming that role to approve change requests. Change Manager also integrates with AWS Single Sign-On as another option to enable you to leverage your existing identity source when specifying approvers.

Change Manager is available in all AWS Regions where Systems Manager is offered (excluding the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions and AWS China Regions).

To get started, on the Systems Manager console, choose Change Manager from the left navigation pane. To learn more about Change Manager, see the AWS Systems Manager product page and documentation. Change Manager is priced on a pay-per-use basis and includes a 30-day free trial. To learn more about pricing for Change Manager, visit our pricing page.