Amazon Kinesis Firehose
Developer Guide

Setting Up for Amazon Kinesis Firehose

Before you use Kinesis Firehose for the first time, complete the following tasks.

Sign Up for AWS

When you sign up for Amazon Web Services (AWS), your AWS account is automatically signed up for all services in AWS, including Kinesis Firehose. You are charged only for the services that you use.

If you have an AWS account already, skip to the next task. If you don't have an AWS account, use the following procedure to create one.

To sign up for an AWS account

  1. Open, and then choose Create an AWS Account.


    This might be unavailable in your browser if you previously signed into the AWS Management Console. In that case, choose Sign In to the Console, and then choose Create a new AWS account.

  2. Follow the online instructions.

    Part of the sign-up procedure involves receiving a phone call and entering a PIN using the phone keypad.

Optional: Download Libraries and Tools

The following libraries and tools will help you work with Kinesis Firehose programmatically and from the command line:

  • The Amazon Kinesis Firehose API Reference is the basic set of operations that Kinesis Firehose supports.

  • The AWS SDKs for Java, .NET, Node.js, Python, and Ruby include Kinesis Firehose support and samples.

    If your version of the AWS SDK for Java does not include samples for Kinesis Firehose, you can also download the latest AWS SDK from GitHub.

  • The AWS Command Line Interface supports Kinesis Firehose. The AWS CLI enables you to control multiple AWS services from the command line and automate them through scripts.