Account provisioning

Introduction#

AWS accounts are provisioned by the Cloud Engineering team; please request an account via the DM or in #ask-devops on Slack. We are trying to actively reduce the nmumber of accounts we have, so please do not assume that your application will get its own account.

Principles#

  1. We have three Organisational Units, mapped to the Software Development Lifecycle:

    • Development (-dev)
    • Staging (-stg)
    • Production (-prod)
  2. All applications will need both Staging and Production; apps built in-house will additionally have Development.

  3. It is not permitted to connect different environments directly (e.g. a Staging account and Production account). This will be treated as a security breach. Please consult the team if you need to transfer data between accounts in different environments.

See our Accounts strategy for more information.