When installing Confluence Data Center on AWS, what permissions does the IAM role require?

We need more information on what Confluence expects for these form fields. There is no reference to this web form in the Atlassian docs. 

• What permissions does the IAM role require?
• What gets populated into the Host Header field?
• What values are required for the Tag key and Tag value?
• What needs to be in the security group that is named?


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Hey Trevan,

This is not mandatory, since it is very specific to the Amazon environment. Pretty much, an IAM role is similar to a user, in that it is an AWS identity with permission policies that determine what the identity can and cannot do in AWS. You can use roles to delegate access to users, applications, or services that don't normally have access to your AWS resources. For example, you might want to grant users in your AWS account access to resources they don't usually have, or grant users in one AWS account access to resources in another account.

You can find more information about it on the IAM Roles guide in Amazong webpages. I recommend you to only use IAM Roles in case you have it, else, set a secret key to access the Amazon resources and you should be good.

Hope it helps, have a great week ahead!

This is not a good answer as it does not address any of the bullet points. I am finding the Confluence Data Center AWS installation resources extremely lacking. Whereas Jira was a breeze.

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