Setting up for AWS Wickr - AWS Wickr

This guide provides documentation for the AWS version of Wickr. If you're using the on-premises version of Wickr, see Enterprise Administration Guide.

Setting up for AWS Wickr

If you're a new AWS customer, complete the setup prerequisites that are listed on this page before you start using AWS Wickr. For these setup procedures, you use the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service. For complete information about IAM, see the IAM User Guide.

Sign up for AWS

If you do not have an AWS account, complete the following steps to create one.

To sign up for 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 a user, and use only the root user to perform tasks that require root user access.

Create an IAM user

To create an administrator user, choose one of the following options.

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In IAM Identity Center


Use short-term credentials to access AWS.

This aligns with the security best practices. For information about best practices, see Security best practices in IAM in the IAM User Guide.

Following the instructions in Getting started in the AWS IAM Identity Center User Guide. Configure programmatic access by Configuring the AWS CLI to use AWS IAM Identity Center in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.

(Not recommended)

Use long-term credentials to access AWS. Following the instructions in Creating your first IAM admin user and user group in the IAM User Guide. Configure programmatic access by Managing access keys for IAM users in the IAM User Guide.

You can also assign the AWSWickrFullAccess managed policy to grant full administrative permission to the Wickr service. For more information, see AWS managed policy: AWSWickrFullAccess.

What's next

You completed the prerequisite set up steps. To begin configuring Wickr, see Getting started with AWS Wickr.