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Overview

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You can use the Cloud Connections screen to sync your public cloud account into the Armor Management Portal (AMP). Afterwards, you can use AMP to:

  • Collect and store logs with the Log Depot add-on product
  • View the security status of your instance in the Virtual Machines screen 

    While all instances from your public cloud account will appear in the Virtual Machines screen, you should only focus on the security status for the instances that contain the Armor agent.

The Cloud Connections screen displays the public cloud accounts you have synced. 

ColumnDescription
Account NameA descriptive name for your account
ProviderThe public cloud provider
Account ID

The ID for your public cloud account

Currently, the Cloud Connections screen supports Amazon Web Services (AWS).

You can use this screen to collect CloudTrail logs and EC2 instance logs.


Add an AWS public cloud account 

You can use the Cloud Connections screen to sync your public cloud environment into the Armor Management Portal (AMP).

In this section, you will need to access your AWS console to complete the configuration process. 

Armor will generate an External ID for every new Cloud Connection account. As result, an incomplete cloud connection account will be listed in the table as (Pending Connection). You can click this entry in order to continue with the cloud connection creation process.

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View your public cloud instances 

After you add your public cloud account into the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can view the corresponding instances (and their security status) in the Virtual Machines screen. 

The Cloud Connection screen simply lists the synced public cloud account; the Virtual Machines screen lists all the instances listed in that public cloud account. 
  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure.
  2. Click Virtual Machines
ColumnDescription
NameThe name of the instance from your public cloud account
TypeThe type of instance, specific to the offerings offered by your public cloud provider, such as en EC2 instance for AWS
ProviderThe public cloud provider for the instance
OS

The operating system associated with the instance

(For AWS, the associated AMI is listed)

Date CreatedThe date the instance was created in your public cloud account
Security Group

The security group that corresponds to your AWS instance.

  • This column will only appear to AWS users.
  • This column will only appear if you have selected the EC2 Metadata and orchestration option.
Keypair

The keypair that corresponds to your AWS instance.

  • This column will only appear to AWS users.
  • This column will only appear if you have selected the EC2 Metadata and orchestration option.
State

The security status of the instance, in relation to the installed agent. There are three states:

  • Unprotected indicates the agent is not installed in the instance.
  • Needs Attention indicates that the agent is installed, but has not properly communicated (heartbeated) with Armor.
  • OK indicates that the agent is installed and has communicated (hearbeated) with Armor.
PowerThe power status of the instance, either powered on (green) or powered off (red)



Troubleshooting Cloud Connections screen

If you do not see any data in the Cloud Connections screen, consider that:

  • The selected date range does not contain any data.
    • Select a difference date range. 
  • You do not have permission to view log data.
    • You must have the Read Cloud Connections and Writer Cloud Connections permissions enabled to view log data. Contact your account administrator to enable this permission. To learn how to update you permissions, see Roles and Permissions