Approve images for AWS catalog items

After you establish the Amazon account and configure Amazon Web Services on the instance, retrieve the list of available images to approve for use as templates for service catalog offerings. You can use only approved images to create catalog offerings.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_admin, aws_admin

About this task

There are two types of catalog items:
  • Image-specific: A catalog item must be created from a chosen approved image for it to be available to users.
  • Generic: The offering is associated with the generic out-of-box catalog item.

This procedure is for image-specific catalog items.


  1. Navigate to Amazon AWS Cloud > Available Images.
  2. Select an image from the list and review its configuration.
  3. Click Approve. The image is not yet available to users and must be configured as a service catalog offering by the cloud administrator.
    The image is approved and you can use it to create AWS catalog items.

What to do next

To customize the automated naming scheme used for VMs created from this image, seeCreate a custom VM naming script