Create an IAM Role for your EC2 instance

We are going to create an IAM role and attach it to an instance during or after launch. With this we will have permissions for AWS Systems Manager to use Session Manager and have access to the Linux EC2 instance.

2.2.1. Open the IAM console at

2.2.2. In the navigation pane, choose Roles and then choose Create role.

IAM Create Role

2.2.3. Choose EC2 from the list of services, then Next: Permissions.

IAM Role Name

2.2.4. For attach permissions policies filter by typing AmazonEC2RoleforSSM and from the list select AmazonEC2RoleforSSM, choose Next: Tags.

IAM Role Permissions

2.2.5. For Add tags choose Next: Review.

2.2.6. For Role name, type WebServerRole and choose Create Role.