The aws Discovery plugin is used to discover new instances on Amazon Web Services. This plugin will periodically check AWS and add all identified instances to the "potential targets" queue.


This plugin does require some configuration in Automatron's master configuration file config.yml.

      aws_access_key_id: example
      aws_secret_access_key: example
      interval: 60
        - PublicIpAddress
        - PrivateIpAddress

The aws plugin requires four configuration items.

  • aws_access_key_id - This an Key ID for AWS
  • aws_secret_access_key - This is the secret key used to authenticate with AWS
  • interval - This is the frequency to query Digital Ocean's API
  • filter - This is used to define whether Public or Private IP addresses are used for target identification