Create a Stax AWS Account

Create a secure Stax AWS account in line with best practice standards

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Creating an AWS account through Stax gives you a head start to deploying your applications, workloads and resources, along with peace of mind in knowing the account will be created securely and follow AWS' recommended approach. Stax applies security hardening configurations that help you to achieve compliance with the CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark. This hardening is applied using a process called Account Assurance every time you create an account.

Follow the below instructions to create an account via the Stax console or see the Stax API.

Before You Begin

  • Estimated time to complete: 2 minutes
  • Ensure you have User access or greater in your Stax tenancy
  • Ensure you have an Account Type to assign your account to (see How to create an Account Type)
Be aware that every AWS account created increases your overhead and costs, such as auditing and security. While this cost may be minimal on a per-account basis, be mindful of who in your team has permission to create accounts, and make sure they are observing best practices to avoid cost overrun and bill shock.

Create a Stax AWS Account

  1. Log in to the Stax Customer Console

  2. Click Accounts in the left hand nav

    Accounts menu
  3. Click the + Create Account button

    Create Account Button

  4. Enter an Account Name, select the appropriate Account Type, and add any tags you would like to be applied to the account

    Create Account Wizard
  5. Click Create

Stax will then begin provisioning the account. This can take upwards of 15 minutes.

If you created a new Account Type for this account, you will need to set specific Stax Group permissions. These permissions allow for AWS role-based access to accounts within the Account Type so that you and your team can access it by the Stax customer console or another tool.

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