AWS Signature V4 Scheme

Authentication Schemes and Credentials can be created, edit and applied directly within the relevant Edit Connector page under Enable Authentication.

AWS Signature V4 is a process that adds authentication information to AWS requests sent by HTTP. It requires security credentials which are username:password pairs.

Setting up an AWS authentication requires the following steps:

  1. Create a username/password credential for AWS Signature V4.

  2. Create an AWS Signature V4 Scheme.

  3. Apply this scheme and credential to a Connector.

For more information on obtaining these credentials for an AWS Signature V4 account, see AWS Documentation.

To create an AWS Signature V4 scheme, follow these steps.

  1. In a project, select Home > Auth. Scheme. Alternatively, to edit directly within a specific Connector configuration, go to Connectors > Edit Connector > Enable Authentication.

  2. Click AWS Signature V4.

  3. In the Create new Authentication Scheme page, enter the following information:

    1. A descriptive name for the scheme to be used to identify it later

    2. Enter a valid geographical region that supports Signature Version V4.

    3. Enter the Amazon service to be accessed.

  4. Click Create.

  5. A list of authentication schemes will appear showing the new scheme.

  6. Dismiss the confirmation dialog.