AWS DeepLens
Developer Guide

Create an IAM User

The following procedure walks you through the steps to create an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user, which is preferred to using the root user of your AWS account, to use AWS DeepLens for your deep learning computer vision applications.

To create an IAM user

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the IAM console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Users, then choose Add user.

  3. For Access type, choose both Programmatic Access to call APIs of permitted AWS services and AWS Management Console Access to launch the AWS Management Console for permitted services.

  4. For Console password, choose Autogenerated password or Custom password. If you choose Custom password, type a password.

  5. Choose whether to require the user to reset the password at the next sign-in, then choose Next: Permissions.

  6. For Set permissions for <user name>, choose Attach existing policies directly, select the check box next to a listed policy, e.g., AdministratorAccess if you want the user to have the administrator's privileges, and then choose Next: Review.

  7. Review the settings. To return to the previous page to make changes, choose Previous. To create the user, choose Create user.

Now that you have an AWS account and IAM user, continue to Register Your AWS DeepLens Device.