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Amazon Web Services – Setting Up an AWS Account

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  • Last Updated : 15 Jul, 2022
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AWS or Amazon web services is a cloud service platform that provides on-demand computational services, databases, storage space, and many more services. AWS allows its user to choose products from its vast variety of services and use it on-demand with no upfront payment for most of the services. Individually an AWS service may lack some functionality but, given the right AWS architecture, AWS services can be easily integrated to make highly complex and robust applications. 

In this article, we will look into the process of creating & setting up an AWS account. TO create an AWS account follow the below steps:

Step 1: Navigate to the AWS Sign-up page. Here you are required to fill up a form with your credentials and information. 

Step 2: Next, you will be redirected to the Payment Information page. Enter your payment information there:

Step 3: Part of the sign-up procedure involves receiving calls and entering a verification code on the phone keypad.

You may sign in to the Console now:

Note: You’re not charged for any AWS services that you sign up for unless you use them.

Getting an AWS Access Key:

Access keys carry with it an access key ID and secret access key, which are required to sign programmatic requests that you simply make to AWS. If you do not have access keys, you’ll be able to create them from the AWS Management Console.

The only time that you simply can view or download the key access keys once you create the keys. You cannot recover them later. However, you’ll create new access keys at any time. You must even have permissions to perform the specified IAM actions

Follow the below steps to create access keys for an IAM user:

Step 1: Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the IAM console.

Step 2: In the navigation pane, choose Users.

Step 3: Choose the name of the user whose access keys you want to create or add user, and then choose the Security credentials tab.

Step 4: In the Access keys section, choose to Create access key.

You will get the below success message:

This is the only time that the secret access keys can be viewed or downloaded. You cannot recover them later. 
However, you can create new access keys at any time.

To view the new access key, choose Show. You will not have access to the key access key again after this panel closes. You will not have access to the access key again after this window closes. Your credentials will look something like this:

Secret access key: xxalrXUtnFEXX/K7MDEXX/bPxRfiCYEXXXXXXXXX

To download the key, choose the Download .csv file

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