Accessing the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions - AWS GovCloud (US)

Accessing the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

When you access the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, use your AWS GovCloud (US) credentials. Although your AWS GovCloud (US) account is associated with your standard AWS account, each account has distinct credentials, where users from one account cannot access AWS resources from the other account.

You can use any of the following methods to access and manage resources in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions:

  • The AWS Management Console for the AWS GovCloud (US) Region provides an easy-to-use graphical interface to manage your compute, storage, and other cloud resources. Most AWS products can be used with the console, and the console supports the majority of functionality for each service. You can sign in to the console only as an IAM user. For more information, see Onboarding to AWS GovCloud (US) as a Solution Provider reselling in AWS GovCloud (US) Configure Your Account using AWS CLI.

  • The AWS command line interface (CLI) allows you to control AWS services from a command line and automate commands through scripts. For more information about accessing the CLI for each service, see AWS Command Line Tools in the AWS General Reference.

  • The AWS SDKs offer SDKs for a variety of languages. Some service operations that require computation of an md5 content hash, such as S3, may be unavailable or require additional code. The Sample Code and Libraries Catalog also provides a listing of code, SDKs, sample applications, and other tools available for use. For SDKs that leverage cryptography other than OpenSSL, such as Go, make sure you are following best practices for meeting compliance. Go leverages a built-in cryptography library that is not FIPS 140-2 validated.

  • The Toolkits for developers provide programming libraries that help you quickly deploy your applications to AWS for Java or .NET. For more information, see AWS Toolkit for Eclipse or AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio.

  • You can construct REST or Query API calls to AWS services. For API syntax and examples, see the API references for each service at

  • The AWS ElasticWolf Client Console can be used to manage AWS resources in all regions.