Prerequisites - Amazon Chime

Prerequisites

You must have an AWS account to access the Amazon Chime console and create an Amazon Chime administrator account.

Creating an Amazon Web Services account

Before you can create an administrator account for Amazon Chime, you must first create an AWS account.

To create an AWS account

  1. Open https://portal.aws.amazon.com/billing/signup.

  2. Follow the online instructions.

    Part of the sign-up procedure involves receiving a phone call and entering a verification code on the phone keypad.

    When you sign up for an AWS account, an AWS account root user is created. The root user has access to all AWS services and resources in the account. As a security best practice, assign administrative access to an administrative user, and use only the root user to perform tasks that require root user access.

For information about how to finish setting up your Amazon Chime administrator account, see Getting started.