AWS CloudHSM
User Guide

Getting Started with AWS CloudHSM

The following topics contain information to help you create, initialize, and activate an AWS CloudHSM cluster. After you complete the instructions included in these topics, you'll be ready to manage users, manage clusters, and perform cryptographic operations using the included software libraries.

To get started with AWS CloudHSM

  1. Follow the steps in Create IAM Administrators to set up your IAM users and groups.

  2. Follow the steps in Create a Cluster.

  3. Follow the steps in Create an HSM.

  4. (Optional) Follow the steps in Verify HSM Identity (Optional) to verify the identity and authenticity of the cluster's HSM.

  5. Follow the steps in Initialize the Cluster.

  6. (First time only) Follow the steps in Launch an EC2 Client.

  7. (First time only) Follow the steps in Install the Client (Linux) if you are using Linux or Install the Client (Windows) if you are using Windows.

  8. Follow the steps in Activate the Cluster.