Step 1: Sign up for an AWS account - AWS Setup

Step 1: Sign up for an AWS account

  1. Open

  2. Choose Create an AWS account.


    If you signed in to AWS recently, choose Sign in to the Console. If the option Create a new AWS account isn't visible, first choose Sign in to a different account, and then choose Create a new AWS account.

  3. Enter your account information, and then choose Continue.

    Be sure that you enter your account information correctly, especially your email address. If you enter your email address incorrectly, you can't access your account.

  4. Choose Personal or Professional.

    The difference between these options is only in the information that we ask you for. Both account types have the same features and functions.

  5. Enter your company or personal information based on the guidance provided in AWS account requirements.

  6. Read and accept the AWS Customer Agreement.

  7. Choose Create Account and Continue.

    At this point, you'll receive an email message to confirm that your AWS account is ready to use. You can sign in to your new account by using the email address and password you provided during sign up. However, you can't use any AWS services until you finish activating your account.

  8. On the Payment Information page, enter the information about your payment method. If you want to use an address that's different than the one you used to create the account, choose Use a new address and enter the address you want used for billing purposes.

  9. Choose Verify and Add.


    If your contact address is in India, your user agreement for your account is with AISPL, a local AWS seller in India. You must provide your CVV as part of the verification process. You might also have to enter a one-time password, depending on your bank. AISPL charges your payment method 2 INR as part of the verification process. AISPL refunds the 2 INR after it completes verification.

  10. To verify your phone number, choose your country or region code from the list, and enter a phone number where you can be called in the next few minutes. Enter the CAPTCHA code, and submit.

  11. The AWS automated verification system calls you and provides a PIN. Enter the PIN using your phone and then choose Continue.

  12. Select an AWS Support plan.

    For a description of the available plans, see Compare AWS Support plans.

    A confirmation page appears that indicates that your account is being activated. This usually takes only a few minutes but can sometimes take up to 24 hours. During activation, you can sign in to your new AWS account. Until activation is complete, you might see a Complete Sign Up button. You can ignore it.

    AWS sends a confirmation email message when account activation is complete. Check your email and spam folder for the confirmation email message. After you receive this message, you have full access to all AWS services.