Amazon Web Services (AWS) connector

This connector can be run in the cloud or using an on-premises connector server.

The AWS connector gathers data about EC2 VMs from AWS. The manufacturer for devices imported through this connector is displayed as "Amazon EC2."

You must create an access key in the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) console before you can set up the AWS connector. The account used to create the access key must have the following permissions: EC2: List, Read, and Systems Manager: Read. For information on how to obtain an access key ID, see Managing Access Keys in the AWS documentation.

For information about what data is imported and how it is mapped, see Mapping (below).


An Amazon AWS connector has the following options:

  • Connector name: A name for the connector.
  • Connector server name: The name of the connector server that this connector is associated with. When running the connector in the cloud, this server needs to be the Cloud option in the list.

    Each connector can only be associated with one connector server. If you added this connector to a specific connector server (on the Connectors > Connector Servers page), this field will be populated for you. Otherwise, you can select the server from the list.
  • Access key ID: The ID for an access key that allows access to your instance of AWS. For information on how to obtain an access key ID, see Managing Access Keys in the AWS documentation.
  • Secret access key. The secret associated with your access key ID. The secret is usually included in the .csv provided by AWS when you create the access key ID.
  • Repeats: How often the connector should gather data.
  • Start time: The time of day the connector should start running. To minimize the impact on your network and applications, we recommend that connectors generally run at night or on weekends.
  • Active: Whether the connector is active or not. While the connector is active, it runs according to the schedule you create. If you clear the check box, the connector is inactive and will not gather data until the check box is enabled again and the connector is saved.
  • Action Credentials: The credentials Ivanti Neurons uses to perform actions and queries on device or people records. The types of available actions and queries will depend on your specific work environment.

For details on configuring or using connectors, see Setting up connectors.


The data that this connector imports is mapped to target attributes in the Neurons Platform database.

For an overview of how the data imported by this connector is mapped to the Neurons target attributes, please download the CSV file using the button below.

Download mappings

For an overview of the Neurons target attributes per data type and the connector source attributes that are mapped to them, see Connector data mapping.