Benchmark: BP05 Enable people to perform actions at a distance


Removing the ability for interactive access reduces the risk of human error, and the potential for manual configuration or management. For example, use a change management workflow to deploy Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances using infrastructure-as-code, then manage Amazon EC2 instances using tools such as AWS Systems Manager instead of allowing direct access or through a bastion host. AWS Systems Manager can automate a variety of maintenance and deployment tasks, using features including automation workflows, documents (playbooks), and the run command. AWS CloudFormation stacks build from pipelines and can automate your infrastructure deployment and management tasks without using the AWS Management Console or APIs directly.


Install the mod:

mkdir dashboards
cd dashboards
powerpipe mod init
powerpipe mod install github.com/turbot/steampipe-mod-aws-well-architected

Start the Powerpipe server:

steampipe service start
powerpipe server

Open http://localhost:9033 in your browser and select BP05 Enable people to perform actions at a distance.

Run this benchmark in your terminal:

powerpipe benchmark run aws_well_architected.benchmark.well_architected_framework_sec06_bp05

Snapshot and share results via Turbot Pipes:

powerpipe benchmark run aws_well_architected.benchmark.well_architected_framework_sec06_bp05 --share