How to sign in to AWS - AWS Sign-In

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How to sign in to AWS

The way you sign in to AWS depends on what type of AWS user you are. There are a few different types of AWS users. You can be an account root user, an IAM user, an IAM Identity Center user, a federated identity, or use AWS Builder ID.

You can access AWS by signing in with any of following methods:

Determining your user type

Follow these guidelines to determine your user type:

  • If you recently created an AWS account and want to sign in, you’re most likely the root user. For more information, see Account root user.

  • If you created the AWS account and do not have an administrator managing the account, you’re most likely the root user. For more information, see Account root user.

  • If you did not create the AWS account and were provided credentials by an administrator or help desk employee, you’re most likely an IAM user. For more information, see IAM user.

  • If you use the same credentials to sign in to corporate systems and AWS services, you're most likely an IAM Identity Center user. For more information, see IAM Identity Center user.

  • If you have been provided with a AWS access portal URL, you're most likely an IAM Identity Center user. For more information, see IAM Identity Center user.

  • If you access your AWS account or resources with third party credentials like Login with Amazon, Facebook, or Google, you're most likely a federated identity. For more information, see Signing in as a federated identity.