Create Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud plugin configurations

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Plugin configurations are sets of parameters that can be applied across some, or all, plugin procedures. They can reduce the repetition of common values, create predefined parameter sets, and securely store credentials. Each configuration is given a unique name that is entered in the designated parameter for the plugin procedures that use them. The following steps illustrate how to create a plugin configuration that can be used by one or more plugin procedures.

To create a plugin configuration:

  1. Navigate to DevOps Essentials  Plugin Management  Plugin configurations.

  2. Select Add plugin configuration to create a new configuration.

  3. In the New Configuration window, specify a Name for the configuration.

  4. Select the Project that the configuration belongs to.

  5. Optionally, add a Description for the configuration.

  6. Select the appropriate Plugin for the configuration.

  7. Configure the plugin configuration parameters.

  8. Select OK.

Depending on your plugin configuration and how you run procedures, the Input parameters  Configuration name field may behave differently in the CloudBees CD/RO UI. For more information, refer to Differences in plugin UI behavior.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud plugin configuration parameters

Table 1. EC-AWS-EC2 plugin configuration parameters
Parameter Description

Configuration Name

Required. Name of the created configuration.


Description for the configuration.


Required. The AWS region to work with. For more information, refer to Regions, Availability Zones, and Local Zones.

Authorization type

Required. Choose the authorization type:

  • basic: Requires access key ID and key secret.

  • sts: Requires access key ID, secret and the role ARN.

Role ARN

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the role to assume. For example, arn:aws:iam::372416831963:role/my-role.

AWS credentials

Required. Basic AWS credentials: Access key ID and secret.

Session token

Session token to use with access key ID and secret.

HTTP proxy

A proxy server URL that should be used for connections.

Proxy authorization

The username and password for the proxy.

Debug level

This option sets the debug level for logs. If Info is selected, only a summary is displayed. If Debug is selected, debug information is displayed. If Trace is selected, all requests and responses are displayed.