Amazon CloudFormation provisioning tasks by group

Tasks for setting up CloudFormation, provisioning CloudFormation templates, and requesting CloudFormation stacks from the service catalog depend on the user group that you belong to.

CloudFormation user groups

  • CloudFormation Administrator: Members of this group own the Cloud Management environment and are responsible for configuring the AWS resources used by cloud provisioning. Administrators can create service catalog items from Amazon EC2 images and CloudFormation templates and approve requests for CloudFormation stacks, and monitor the Cloud Management environment using the Cloud Admin Portal.
  • CloudFormation Operator: Members of this group fulfill provisioning requests from users. Operators perform the day-to-day work of Cloud Management by completing tasks that appear in the Cloud Operations Portal. Operators are assigned to specific virtualization providers and must be technically adept with the products they support.
  • CloudFormation Users: Members of this group can request CloudFormation stacks from the service catalog and use the My Amazon Assets portal to manage any stacks that are assigned to them.