I want to run a penetration test or other simulated event on my AWS architecture. How do I get permission from AWS to do that?

Because penetration tests and other simulated events can be indistinguishable from abusive behavior, it's best to let AWS know before you test your resources.

You can request authorization for penetration testing by signing in with your root account credentials and filling out the AWS Vulnerability / Penetration Testing Request Form. AWS will follow up on your request within two business days.

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Published: 2016-04-01

Updated: 2017-07-20