AWS Route 53 is a highly available and scalable cloud Domain Name System (DNS) web service. It is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating names like into the numeric IP addresses like that computers use to connect to each other.

Available immmediately, Turbot has added enterprise guardrails for the use of Route 53, making it easy and safe to use Route 53 in specific accounts to manage public DNS entries or private DNS for a specific application. Specifically:

  • Control which teams have access to use Route 53.

  • Use newly predefined AWS/Route53/{Metadata,Admin} groups for Route 53.

  • Users in Turbot’s standard AWS/{Metadata,Admin} groups have Route 53 access immediately integrated.

Getting started with Route 53

The Route 53 application has a default setting of Disabled in Turbot.

If you wish to block the use of Route 53 for all accounts:

  1. Open your Turbot Console in a browser window.
  2. Login as a Cluster Administrator.
  3. Browse to ADMIN, then Options.
  4. Navigate to Application Options, Route53.
  5. Set Route53 App Enabled to Disabled or Enabled.
  6. Click Customize, then Recommend as Default or Require by Policy.