JIRA Issue

[#XCI-915] Improve XCI's AWS configuration per SecOPs discussion on 09-17-2021

[XCI-915] Improve XCI's AWS configuration per SecOPs discussion on 09-17-2021 Created: 09/17/2021  Updated: 09/17/2021

Status: Planned
Project: XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration
Component/s: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Information Services, Research Software Portal (RSP)
Fix Version/s: PY11 (Sep '21 - Aug '22)

Type: XCI Enhanced Capability Priority: Critical
Reporter: JP Navarro Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0

XSEDE Priority: -
Public activity link: https://software.xsede.org/display/xci-915
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Lead Tester: Shava Smallen Shava Smallen


XCI should improve our VPC and subnet configuration:

  1. Move Research Software Portal (RSP) services to their own VPC
  2. Place the RSP development and production instances in separate VPC subnets
  3. Place Information Services development instances in their own subnet
  4. Move XCI’s bastion host (awsadmin.xsede.org) to its own VPC

XCI should improve our login configuration:

  1. Require RSP development and production logins to go through bastion hosts