Create and activate an AWS account
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To set up and secure your new AWS account, you will need the following:
- A web browser with access to AWS
- Credit card to set up an AWS account
- A phone number to verify your account setup (AWS will call to finalize the setup process)
Create an AWS Account
Warning: We strongly recommend creating a new AWS account. Using an existing account may lead to networking conflicts and other problems in future labs. You can cancel the account at the end of the class if you want.
- Navigate to http://aws.amazon.com/ and click the button on the top right.
Note: The text on the button may be different. It could say “Sign up“, “Create an Account“, or “Sign In to the Console.”
- 2. Follow the instructions to create a new account.
Note: If you see a login screen, click “Create a new AWS account.”
Otherwise, you should see a screen such as the following right away:
Note: To complete the process, you will need to enter a credit card number and receive a phone
call from Amazon to enter a code. It will ask you if you want to create a support plan. Just select the free, basic support plan to avoid additional charges. You will have to validate your account by responding to a phone call. If you are setting up an account outside the US, you may have additional steps provided to you by Amazon.
Best practice: When setting up a new AWS account for an organization, use an alias that will remain valid even if the person setting up the account leaves the company. It’s recommended to use the company’s naming conversion For example, for an account set Network division of Ulearnhub Security.
- 3- Sign in to your new account by clicking “Sign in to the Console” at the top of the page.
Look at your billing information by clicking on the account name you selected. It will be on the right side of the black bar at the top of the screen. Click on “My Account.”
- This section shows where you would set up alternate billing contacts and create a challenge
This section allows turning on or off access to billing for anyone but the root user in the account.
Large companies may want to consider using AWS Organizations and Consolidated Billing to segregate billing responsibilities into a separate account. For more information about
organizations see: https://aws.amazon.com/organizations/
This screen is strickly reserved for sign US Government contractors or internal projects.
To close your AWS Account
- Under the “My Account” screen, you can close the account. If you don’t want to keep your AWS account or incur additional charges beyond those in class, this is where you would come.
The next step of this lab is going to how Secure the AWS default root-user.