AWS Account

Only complete this section if you are running the workshop on your own. If you are at an AWS-proctored event (such as re:Invent, GoDays, Immersion Day, etc.), go to Event Engine.

Your account must have the ability to create new IAM roles and scope other IAM permissions.

  1. If you don't already have an AWS account with Administrator access: create one now by clicking here.

  2. Once you have an AWS account, ensure you are following the remaining workshop steps as an IAM user with administrator access to the AWS account: Create a new IAM user to use for the workshop.

  3. Enter the user details, ensuring that both “Programmatic access” and “AWS Management Console” are selected.

    A screen capture of the 'set user details' screen in the AWS Management Console
  4. Attach the AdministratorAccess IAM Policy:

    A screen capture of attaching the 'AdministratorAccess' managed policy to the new IAM user
  5. Add any optional tags to your user:

    A screen capture of adding tags to the new IAM user
  6. Click to create the new user:

    A screen capture of choosing 'Create user' to create a new IAM user
  7. Download the .csv file containing the new user's credentials, record the login URL, and close the dialog box:

    A screen capture of the user creation 'Success' dialog

AWS profile

The final step before beginning the workshop is to configure the AWS CLI to use the credentials for your IAM user.

The following procedures will overwrite any default AWS profile that exists. Backup your ~/.aws folder before proceeding!

In a terminal window, type:

aws configure

Follow the prompts, entering the correct region and credentials:

A screen capture of output of 'aws-configure' in a terminal window

For additional information, see the AWS CLI documentation.

Next steps

Once you have completed the above steps, you can skip ahead to the Getting it working section.