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Express Setup for AWS Cloud9

To set up to use AWS Cloud9, follow one of these sets of procedures, depending on how you plan to use AWS Cloud9.

Usage pattern Follow these procedures

I will always be the only one using my own AWS account, and I don't need to share my AWS Cloud9 development environments with anyone else.

This topic

Multiple people will be using a single AWS account to create and share environments within that account.

Team Setup

Multiple people will be using a single AWS account, and I need to restrict creating environments within that account to control costs.

Advanced Team Setup

To set up for a single person to use AWS Cloud9 as the only individual in a single AWS account, simply create an AWS account if you don't already have one, and then sign in to the AWS Cloud9 console with the credentials of the AWS root account.

Step 1: Create an AWS Account

If you already have an AWS account, skip ahead to Step 2: Sign in to the AWS Cloud9 Console with an AWS Root Account.

To watch a 4-minute video related to the following procedure, see Creating an Amazon Web Services Account on the YouTube website.

To create an AWS account

  1. Go to https://aws.amazon.com.

  2. Choose Sign In to the Console.

  3. Choose Create a new AWS account.

  4. Complete the process by following the on-screen directions. This includes giving AWS your email address and credit card information. You must also use your phone to enter a code that AWS gives you.

After you finish creating the account, AWS will send you a confirmation email. Do not go past this step until you get this confirmation.

Step 2: Sign in to the AWS Cloud9 Console with an AWS Root Account

After you complete the previous step, you're ready to sign in to the AWS Cloud9 console with an AWS root account and start using it.

Important

Although it's possible to sign in with an AWS root account, this isn't an AWS security best practice. We recommend you sign in as an IAM user instead. For more information, see Team Setup. See also Create Individual IAM Users in the IAM User Guide.

  1. Go to the AWS Cloud9 console: https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloud9/.

  2. If prompted, type the email address for the AWS root account, and then choose Next.

  3. If prompted, type the password for the AWS root account, and then choose Sign In.

    You have now successfully signed in, and the AWS Cloud9 console is displayed.

Start experimenting with AWS Cloud9 by following the steps in the Tutorial.