To configure the Management Pack for AWS, you must install it to vRealize Operations Manager and optionally change properties to customize management pack operation.
An Amazon Web Services account has multiple types of credentials associated with the account. Sign-in credentials are used to access the Amazon Web Services Web-based console, key pairs are used to access EC2 instances, and access keys are used in the REST API that Amazon Web Services exposes.
Because the AWS adapter is based on the REST API, you must use access keys when you set up the adapter. You generate access keys from the Amazon Web Services console. You can create credentials on a per user basis. Access keys are not a username-password pair, but a generated sequence of characters.