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AWS for DevOps
Getting Started Guide

Step 1.1: Create an AWS Account

In this step, you will create an AWS account that you will use to complete the tasks in step 1.2. If you already have an account you want to use, sign in to the AWS Management Console with the account's root credentials. After you sign in to the console, go to Step 1.2: Create IAM Resources.

Important

As a security best practice, you should use an administrative IAM user in the account instead of an AWS root account to complete the tasks in step 1.2. For more information, see Creating Your First IAM User and Administrative Group in the IAM User Guide. If you want to use an administrative user instead of an AWS root account, sign in to the AWS Management Console with the administrative user's credentials. (For more information, see User Sign-In Page in the IAM User Guide.) After you sign in to the console, go to Step 1.2: Create IAM Resources.

To create an AWS account

  1. Open http://aws.amazon.com.

  2. Choose Sign In to the Console.

  3. Complete the instructions to create an AWS account.

  4. After your account has been created, sign in to the AWS Management Console with the account's root credentials. (For more information, see Root Account Sign-in Page in the IAM User Guide.)

  5. Go to Step 1.2: Create IAM Resources.