Step 3. Specify IAM Role Type and Settings

At the Role Settings step of the wizard, choose to add an already existing IAM role, or create a new IAM role and add it to Veeam Backup for AWS.

  • IAM Role from current account — select this option if you want to add an IAM role that has permissions on resources of the initial AWS account.
  • IAM Role from another account — select this option if you want to add a cross-account IAM role that has permissions on resources of another AWS account.

A cross-account IAM role in AWS is used to provide IAM users in the initial AWS account (trusted account) access to resources in another AWS account (trusting account). For details, see AWS Documentation.

  • Create a new IAM Role — select this option if you want to create a new IAM role and add it to Veeam Backup for AWS.

Then specify the IAM role settings for the chosen IAM role type:

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