Signing in to the AWS Management Console - AWS Sign-In

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Signing in to the AWS Management Console

To sign in to the AWS Management Console, choose your user type. The account root user or account owner has unrestricted account access and is associated with the person who created the AWS account. The root user or an IAM administrator then creates other types of users and assigns them access credentials. An IAM user is the identity within your AWS account where you have specific custom permissions.


When you create an AWS account, you begin with one sign-in identity that has complete access to all AWS services and resources in the account. This identity is called the AWS account root user and is accessed by signing in with the email address and password that you used to create the account. We strongly recommend that you don't use the root user for your everyday tasks. Safeguard your root user credentials and use them to perform the tasks that only the root user can perform. For the complete list of tasks that require you to sign in as the root user, see Tasks that require root user credentials in the AWS Account Management Reference Guide.

If you're not sure what kind of user you are, see Determining your user type.