Dashbird works by collecting logs, metrics and listing resources under your AWS account. To do that, we need limited access to your account. After completing the registration form a custom CloudFormation template is generated for you. For details of what this template contains, check out this cloudformation template.
Mark as checked: I Acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAM resources box tick the checkbox
It can take a few minutes until the stack creation completes.
Copy the Value field of DashbirdIntegrationRole and copy it to the onboarding screen.
If everything is valid your account will activate.
It can take up to 3-4 minutes for data to start appearing.
Once you’ve configured your AWS account to connect to Dashbird, get ready to find out the basics about your account settings.
Navigating to the Profile settings is super simple, just choose the Profile option from the dropdown menu in the top right corner of the navigation bar.
After reaching the User settings you’ll have the freedom to edit your general account settings, change your password if you so wish, and of course tweak your E-mail notification settings.
Another incredibly convenient feature is the ability to have an overview of all user sessions your account has been accessed with. But, it doesn’t stop there, you can also revoke any session you want, giving you another layer of security regarding account access. Now that’s just cool.
The final thing to learn about your account’s basic setup is the
start auto reload button in the top navigation bar.
on, you’ll have enabled the auto reload feature for all graphs across your entire account. No need to hit
F5, just let Dashbird reload everything automagically for you!
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