Step 3. Specify AWS Account Settings

At the Account step of the wizard, do the following:

  1. From the AWS account drop-down list, select access keys of an IAM user whose permissions Veeam Backup & Replication will use to access the repository. For more information on the required permissions that must be assigned to the IAM user, see Plug-In Permissions.

For access keys of an IAM user to be displayed in the AWS account drop-down list, they must be created in AWS and added to the Cloud Credentials Manager. If you have not added the keys to the Cloud Credentials Manager beforehand, you can do it without closing the wizard. To do that, click either the Manage cloud accounts link or the Add button, and specify the access key and secret key in the Credentials window.

  1. From the AWS region drop-down list, specify whether the repository will be located in an AWS Global or AWS GovCloud (US) region.


To check region availability, get infrastructure information and validate account permissions, Veeam Backup & Replication establishes a temporary test connection to the US East (N. Virginia) region using endpoints of the AWS Security Token Service (STS) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) AWS services. That is why the backup server must have access to this AWS Region.

  1. [Applies only if you choose to create a standard backup repository] From the Gateway server drop-down list, select a gateway server that will be used to access the repository.

For a server to be displayed in the Gateway server list, it must be added to the backup infrastructure. For more information on gateway servers, see Solution Architecture.

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