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Getting Started with Skeddly
Getting Started with Skeddly
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Written by Matt Houser
Updated over a week ago

There are 4 primary steps required to use Skeddly.

Step 1: Create a Skeddly account. 

If you have not already done so, please register and verify your email address. A valid email address is required.

Step 2: Register your AWS credentials with Skeddly so that Skeddly can operate in your AWS account.

  1. Click the "Credentials" tab to go to the Credentials section.

  2. Click the "Register Credentials" button.

  3. Choose to register an IAM Role or Access Key. We recommend you register an IAM Role. If you must register an access key, you should not use your master key. Instead, create an IAM user to use with Skeddly.

  4. Create your credentials in your AWS account. This is done using the AWS Management Console, or the AWS CLI. At this time, your AWS credentials should have zero permissions.

  5. Copy your AWS credential information from the AWS Mangement Console into the credential fields in Skeddly.

  6. Click "Save" to save your credential registration.

Step 3: Create your first Action.

  1. Click the "Actions" tab to go to the Actions section.

  2. Click "Create New Action" button.

  3. Select the type of action that you want to create.

  4. Configure your action to meet your schedule and AWS requirements.

  5. Click "Save" to save your action.

Step 4: Generate a custom IAM policy document to apply to your AWS credentials you registered in step #2.

  1. Click the "Credentials" tab to return to the Credentials section.

  2. Click "Generate IAM Policy Document" on the right sidebar.

  3. Select your credentials and click "View IAM Policy Document".

  4. Copy the displayed policy document to your clipboard.

  5. Return to the AWS Management Console and paste the policy into your IAM credentials you created in step #2.

Now your IAM credentials have permissions to do only what you asked Skeddly to do.

Your action will now run on it's designated schedule.

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