Amazon EventBridge setup and prerequisites - Amazon EventBridge

Amazon EventBridge setup and prerequisites

To use Amazon EventBridge, you need an AWS account. Your account allows you to use services such as Amazon EC2 to generate events that you can see in the EventBridge console. You can also install and configure the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) to use a command-line interface to see events.

Sign up for Amazon Web Services (AWS)

When you create an account, we automatically sign up your account for all AWS services, but you only pay for the services that you use.

If you already have an account, you can skip this step. If you don't have an account, use the following procedure to create one.

To sign up for an 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.

Sign in to the Amazon EventBridge console

To sign in to the Amazon EventBridge console

Account credentials

Although you can use your root user credentials to access EventBridge, we recommend that you use an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) account instead. If you're using an IAM account to access EventBridge, you must have the following permissions.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Action": [ "events:*" ], "Effect": "Allow", "Resource": "arn:aws:events:*:*:*" }, { "Action": [ "iam:PassRole" ], "Effect": "Allow", "Resource": "*", "Condition": { "StringLike": { "iam:PassedToService": "events.amazonaws.com" } } } ] }

For more information, see Authentication.

Set up the AWS Command Line Interface

You can use the AWS CLI to perform EventBridge operations.

For information about how to install and configure the AWS CLI, see Getting Set Up with the AWS Command Line Interface in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.

Regional Endpoints

You must enable the default regional endpoints to use EventBridge. For more information, see Activating and Deactivating AWS STS in an AWS Region in the IAM User Guide.