Create an AWS Account
Note: If you already have an AWS account, you can skip this section. Just sign in to your console.
Open aws.amazon.com and then choose ‘Create an AWS Account’
- Follow the online instructions. Do not worry about the IAM role, we will do that later.
- You will need a Valid Credit Card to set up your account (note the AWS Free Tier will suffice however. You can find out more about the free tier here.)
- Part of the sign-up procedure involves receiving a phone call and entering a PIN using the phone keypad.
Sign in to the AWS Console
It can sometimes take a couple minutes for your new AWS account to go live. You will receive an e-mail when your account is active.