Prepare AWS Kubernetes

Portworx creates and attaches EBS volumes. As such, it needs the AWS permissions to do so. Below is a sample policy describing these permissions:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "<stmt-id>",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": [

You can provide these permissions to Portworx in one of the following ways:

  • Instance Privileges: Provide above permissions for all the instances in the autoscaling cluster by applying the corresponding IAM role. More info about IAM roles and policies can be found here
  • Environment Variables: Create a User with the above policy and provide the security credentials (AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY) to Portworx.

Last edited: Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022