Sign in to the AWS Management Console as an IAM user - AWS Sign-In

Sign in to the AWS Management Console as an IAM user

An IAM user is an identity created within an AWS account that has permission to interact with AWS resources. IAM users sign-in using their account ID or alias, their user name, and a password. IAM user names are configured by your administrator. IAM user names can be either friendly names, such as Zhang, or email addresses such as IAM user names can't include spaces, but can include upper and lower case letters, numbers, and the symbols + = , . @ _ -.


If your IAM user has multi-factor authentication (MFA) enabled, you must have access to the authentication device. For details, see Using MFA devices with your IAM sign-in page.

To sign in as an IAM user

  1. Open the AWS Management Console at

  2. The main sign-in page appears. Choose IAM user, enter the account ID (12 digits) or alias, and select Next.


    You might not have to enter your account ID or alias if you've previously signed in as the IAM user with your current browser or if you are using your account sign-in URL.

  3. Enter your IAM user name and password and choose Sign in.

  4. If MFA is enabled for your IAM user, you then authenticate using it. For more information, see Using multi-factor authentication (MFA) in AWS.

After authentication the AWS Management Console opens to the Console Home page.

Additional information

If you want more information about IAM users, refer to the following resources.