Setting Up AWS for AWS Snowcone - AWS Snowcone User Guide

Setting Up AWS for AWS Snowcone

Before you create your first AWS Snowcone job, follow these instructions to ensure that you adequately prepare your environment.

Sign Up for AWS

When you sign up for Amazon Web Services (AWS), your account is automatically signed up for all AWS services. AWS only charges you for the services that you use. After you set up your account, you can order, configure, and manage your AWS Snowcone device through the AWS Snow Family Management Console. For more information about pricing and fees for Snowcone, see AWS Snowcone pricing.

If you already have an AWS account, note your AWS account number. If you don't have an AWS account, follow these steps:

To create an AWS account
  1. Open

  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.

    When you sign up for an AWS account, an AWS account root user is created. The root user has access to all AWS services and resources in the account. As a security best practice, assign administrative access to an administrative user, and use only the root user to perform tasks that require root user access.

Note your AWS account number, which you'll need for the next step.