AWS Management & Governance Blog

Category: AWS Organizations

AWS Organizations, AWS Config, and Terraform

In this post, I show how you can use AWS Organizations, AWS Config, and HashiCorp’s Terraform to deploy guardrails at scale. AWS Config provides configuration, compliance, and auditing features that are required for governing your resources and providing security posture assessment at scale. With its recent support for AWS Organizations, AWS Config makes it possible […]

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AWS CloudFormation StackSet Orchestration: Automated deployment using AWS Step Functions

We often use AWS CloudFormation StackSets to automatically deploy infrastructure into many different accounts. Whether they are managed by AWS Control Tower or AWS Organizations, StackSets provide a simple and automated way to handle the creation of resources and infrastructure right after provisioning a new account. You can automatically deploy StackSets to accounts that belong […]

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How BBVA USA delivered security and governance at scale using management tools

As BBVA USA began its digital transformation journey, the security operations team had to improve its processes around provisioning and baselining of AWS accounts. The demand for new AWS accounts continued to increase from multiple application teams within the bank. In an effort to standardize new accounts within the enterprise, BBVA USA built an automated […]

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Simplifying permissions management at scale using tags in AWS Organizations

AWS Organizations has extended its existing tagging support for AWS accounts to include all Organizations resources, such as organizational units (OUs) and your root and organization-level policies. You can tag these resources as you create them, giving you a convenient way to make sure that your Organizations resources are categorized from the start, without needing […]

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Automating Service Limit Increases and Enterprise Support with AWS Control Tower

In this post, we show how you can use Account Factory in AWS Control Tower to provision new accounts that are ready for your teams to use. We demonstrate how you can use AWS Control Tower lifecycle events to automatically request regional service quota limit increases and enrollment in AWS Enterprise Support using the respective […]

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Keep up on the latest from AWS Organizations- Summer 2020

This is our second installment of the latest news from AWS Organizations, which allows you to centrally manage and govern your AWS environment across accounts. We have had some exciting launches over the past few months, including new service integrations and Region expansions. Here’s the latest since April 2020: Create a backup policy that applies […]

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Best Practices for Organizational Units with AWS Organizations

AWS customers look to move quickly and securely when launching new business innovations. The multi-account framework provides guidance to help customers plan their AWS environment. The framework is designed to meet security needs, while maintaining the ability to scale and adapt their environments with changing business demands. The basis of a well-architected multi-account AWS environment […]

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Delegated Administrator for AWS Service Catalog

Simplify sharing your AWS Service Catalog portfolios in an AWS Organizations setup

Note: This is a June 2020 update to the blog post How to set up a multi-region, multi-account catalog of company standard AWS Service Catalog products. Overview I have seen interest in the native infrastructure template sharing capabilities offered by AWS Service Catalog. For example, my customers share AWS Service Catalog portfolios directly to AWS […]

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AWS Systems Manager patch compliance data to AWS Security Hub

Multi-Account patch compliance with Patch Manager and Security Hub

Update 10/2020 – Viewing patch compliance findings across AWS accounts in AWS Security Hub is supported natively. For more information please see What’s new announcement here. Introduction In this blog post, I discuss how to import critical patch compliance findings into Security Hub. Security Hub is a service that provides customers with a comprehensive view […]

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AWS IAM Access Analyzer and AWS Control Tower Featured Image

Enabling AWS IAM Access Analyzer on AWS Control Tower accounts

Many of the customers we work with look for ways to manage compliance and gain additional insights across their AWS multi-account organization from a central location. We often begin the discussion with AWS Control Tower, as it offers the easiest way to set up and govern a multi-account AWS environment. AWS Control Tower is an […]

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