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 our Stax API.

Before You Begin

  • Ensure you have Developer 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)
  • Estimated time to complete: 2 minutes
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, always 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
  3. Click the + Create Account button
  4. Enter an Account Name and any tags you would like to be applied to the account
  5. Select an Account Type to assign the Account to 6 Click Create Account

Stax will then begin provisioning the account for you, which can take upwards of 15 minutes. Once the account has finished provisioning, you will need to set specific Stax Group permissions for AWS role-based access to access accounts for the Account Type set so that you and your team can access it by the Stax customer console or saml2aws (if you are utilizing the Stax user management service).

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