Step 6. Specify Credentials
At the Credentials step of the wizard, specify credentials of a user that has administrative privileges on the Veeam Backup for AWS appliance. This user can be the Default Admin created during the initial configuration of the Veeam Backup for AWS appliance, or a user created during further work with Veeam Backup for AWS. Note that the user must be assigned the Portal Administrator role. For more information on roles, see the Managing Permissions section in Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.
If you have not added the credentials beforehand, click Manage accounts or Add to add the necessary credentials. For more information on adding credentials, see the Credentials Manager section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is not supported. For more information on how to disable MFA, see the Managing Users section in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.
If you try to add an appliance that runs an outdated version of Veeam Backup for AWS, Veeam Backup & Replication will display a warning notifying that the appliance must be upgraded. Click OK to acknowledge the warning. The appliance will be upgraded to the latest version of Veeam Backup for AWS that is compatible with the current version of AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication.
When you add a Veeam Backup for AWS appliance, Veeam Backup & Replication saves in the configuration database a thumbprint of the TLS certificate installed on the appliance. When Veeam Backup & Replication connects to the appliance, it uses the saved thumbprint to verify the appliance identity and to avoid the man-in-the-middle attack. For details on managing TLS Certificates, see the TLS Certificates section in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.
If the certificate installed on the Veeam Backup for AWS appliance is not trusted, Veeam Backup & Replication will display a warning. In the warning window, you can do the following:
- Click View to view detailed information about the certificate.
- Click Continue to trust the certificate.
- Click Cancel if you do not trust the certificate. However, in this case you will not be able to connect to the appliance.
When you update a certificate on an appliance, this appliance becomes unavailable in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. To make the appliance available again, acknowledge the new certificate at the Credentials step of the Edit Veeam Backup for AWS Appliance wizard. For more information on how to open the wizard, see Editing Appliance Settings.