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AWS Resources

This section is a technical reference to AWS resources that are shared amongst multiple clients/tenants.

Fusion POS uses AWS resources in two ways:

  • Some AWS resources are configured for each organization.
  • Other AWS resources are configured to handle multiple organizations – a shared resource – and through its multi-tenant support, the POS software itself partitions usage of the shared resources for each organization.

As some of these resources are shared, they are not governed by a client install checklist. Instead, they are managed by their own checklists.

Before proceeding with a client installation, ensure that you review and understand this topic. In particular, Fusion uses strict naming and configuration conventions to manage the complexity of the AWS environment.

If a client installation requires the provisioning of new shared AWS resources, ensure that you follow the checklist for those resources.

Production vs QA

While the naming conventions and instructions in this installation documentation applies to both production and non-production AWS services, we ensure that production services are separated from non-production.

Any Fusion POS services that are provisioned for a client’s production or staging environments should created under the POS Production AWS account. This is a clean environment that has access controls for personnel, and should not be used for non-production purposes.

The POS Production account should not host services for:

  • QA
  • Development
  • Demonstrations
  • Other applications or hosting (at this time)

Do not use AWS root accounts to provision AWS services. Instead, use the IAM account that is created for you:

  • Use only your IAM account.
  • Do not share the IAM account with another person, or use another person’s IAM account.
  • Keep your IAM credentials in safe place; do not store or communicate these credentials in files, email, or other messaging.
Password Manager

Any and all credentials that you create for AWS services must be stored using the Fusion Password Manager.

  • Do not share these credentials to other people.
  • Do not store or communicate these credentials in files, email, or other messaging.
AWS Services