Setting Up Account Permissions to Use AWS IQ - AWS IQ

Setting Up Account Permissions to Use AWS IQ

AWS IQ requires that you sign in with an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user account that has both the AWSIQFullAccess and IAMFullAccess managed policies. If you are the administrator of your account, you should be all set. This topic describes how to create an IAM user or attach policies to an existing IAM user.

Create an IAM User with AWSIQFullAccess and IAMFullAccess Permissions

You or your AWS account administrator can create a new IAM user with the AWSIQFullAccess and IAMFullAccess managed policies on your AWS account. You can also attach these policies to an existing IAM user.

To create a user:

  1. Sign in to the IAM console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/iam/.

  2. Choose Users.

  3. Choose Add user.

  4. Type a user name, and then choose AWS Management Console Access.

    Accept all the defaults, or change them to a custom value if you prefer.

    
       AWS IQ - Add user details
  5. Choose Next: Permissions.

  6. Choose Attach Existing Policies Directly.

  7. Choose both AWSIQFullAccess and IAMFullAccess, and then choose Next: Tags.

  8. (Optional) Add tags, and then choose Next: Review.

  9. Choose Create user.

  10. Choose Show to show the password.

  11. Copy the password to a secure location or choose Send email to email the login instructions to yourself.

Attach Managed Policies to an Existing IAM User

If you already have an IAM user, you can attach the IAMFullAccess and AWSIQFullAccess managed policies to an existing user by following this procedure.

  1. Sign in to the IAM console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/iam/.

  2. Choose Users.

  3. Choose the user name to see the summary page for the user.

  4. Choose Add permissions.

  5. Choose Attach existing policies directly.

  6. Choose both IAMFullAccess and AWSIQFullAccess from the list of policy names.

    If you don't see them on the first page, you can filter the policies or search for them using the console.

  7. Choose Next: Review.

  8. Choose Add permissions.

For more information, see Adding and Removing IAM Identity Permissions in the AWS Identity and Access Management User Guide.