AWSConfigRemediation-EnableEbsEncryptionByDefault - Amazon Systems Manager Automation runbook reference
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The AWSConfigRemediation-EnableEbsEncryptionByDefault runbook enables encryption on all new Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes in the Amazon Web Services account and Amazon Web Services Region where you run the automation. Volumes that were created before you run the automation are not encrypted.

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  • AutomationAssumeRole

    Type: String

    Allowed values: ^arn:(?:aws|aws-us-gov|aws-cn):iam::\d{12}:role\/[\w+=,.@/-]+$

    Description: (Required) The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that allows Systems Manager Automation to perform the actions on your behalf.

Required IAM permissions

The AutomationAssumeRole parameter requires the following actions to successfully use the runbook.

  • ec2:EnableEbsEncryptionByDefault

  • ec2:GetEbsEncryptionByDefault

  • ssm:StartAutomationExecution

  • ssm:GetAutomationExecution

Document Steps

  • aws:executeAwsApi - Enables the default Amazon EBS encryption setting in the current account and Region.

  • aws:assertAwsResourceProperty - Verifies that the default Amazon EBS encryption setting has been enabled.