Automate connector deployment
This article is part of a series to guide you in designing a solution for cloud security posture management (CSPM) and cloud workload protection (CWP) across multicloud resources with Microsoft Defender for Cloud.
Connect AWS accounts and/or GCP projects programmatically.
As an alternative to creating connectors in the Defender for Cloud portal, you can create them programmatically by using the Defender for Cloud REST API. Review the Security Connectors - REST API.
- When you use REST API to create the connector, you also need the CloudFormation template, or Cloud Shell script, depending on the environment that you’re onboarding to Defender for Cloud.
- The easiest way to get this script is to download it from the Defender for Cloud portal.
- The template/script changes depending on the plans you’re enabling.
In this article, you've learned that as an alternative to creating connectors in the Defender for Cloud portal, you can create them programmatically by using the Defender for Cloud REST API. For more information, see other resources.