Step 3. Specify IAM Identity

At the Account step of the wizard, choose whether you want to use an IAM role or one-time access keys of an IAM user to allow Veeam Backup for AWS to perform the restore operation. For information on the permissions that the IAM role or IAM user must have to perform the restore operation, see VPC Configuration Restore IAM Permissions.


After you click Next, Veeam Backup for AWS will use the permissions of the specified IAM role or IAM user to validate the restore list created at step 2 of the wizard. If any of the VPC configuration items on which the selected items depend are missing from the current VPC configuration, Veeam Backup for AWS will open the Missing Configuration Items window with the list of the missing items. To proceed to the next step, click Add. The missing items will be automatically added to the restore list.

Specifying IAM Role

To specify an IAM role for restore, select the IAM role option and choose the necessary IAM role from the list.

For an IAM role to be displayed in the IAM role list, it must be added to Veeam Backup for AWS with the Amazon VPC Restore operation selected as described in section Adding IAM Roles. If you have not added the necessary IAM role to Veeam Backup for AWS beforehand, you can do it without closing the VPC Restore wizard. To add an IAM role, click Add and complete the Add IAM Role wizard.


It is recommended that you check whether the selected IAM role has all the required permissions to perform the operation. If some permissions of the IAM role are missing, the restore operation will fail to complete successfully. To run the IAM role permission check, click Check Permissions and follow the instructions provided in section Checking IAM Role Permissions.

Restoring VPC Configuration Items

Specifying One-Time Access Keys

To specify one-time access keys for restore, select the Temporary access keys option and use the Access key and Secret key fields to provide the access key ID and the secret access key.


Veeam Backup for AWS does not store one-time access keys in the configuration database.

Restoring VPC Configuration Items