Gov Cloud

AWS GovCloud (US) is a segment of Amazon Web Services cloud offerings that restrict physical and logical administrative access to U.S. citizens only. The region meets the requirements for U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and allows users to move Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) into the cloud. Check out our blog post, Monitor AWS GovCloud With CloudWisdom, or the official AWS Guide for more information.



Leave GovCloud disabled unless you have signed up for and are using a GovCloud-restricted AWS account.

  1. Log in to your AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM) Console.

  2. Navigate to the Users section and Add User.

  3. For User Name, input CloudWisdom.

  4. In the Select AWS Access Type section, enable Programmatic Access.

  5. Add Read Only permissions to the user.

  6. Copy the User Security Credentials. These will be used in CloudWisdom.

  7. Open CloudWisdom and navigate to Integrations > AWS.

  8. Select the relevant AWS account.

  9. Toggle In GovCloud to enable.

  10. Input the AWS Access Key and AWS Secret Access Key.

  11. Click Save.