Registration and IAM
A guide on how to get started with AWS and how to do it yourself the
set should include users, groups and policies.
Register your account
To start everything, you first go in and register one
Amazon Web Services
and to access all services, it is required that you have a
credit card registered. It doesen't cost anything to
register or start anything, the reason for the card
registration is that you should be able to add services over
time. As administrator you have access to all services and
it is from the administrator account you create multiple
accounts to start using the cloud. The administrator account
should not be used for development without more
administrative control over all users.
AWS IAM, what is it?
AWS IAM (Identity and Access Management) is where you handle
system users, groups and policies. To be able to create one
or more users who can use the same cloud service with your
own accounts, you go as an administrator on IAM, under the
Services tab and set up accounts for all users. For all
users you can set up principles individually or for groups.
You can do this for example, do if you have several users
from the finance department, which should only have access
to invoices and payments - but not databases and virtual
Here you have an overview of all users who are linked to
your AWS account. You can easily create more users.
Under groups you can see all your groups you have created.
These can, for example, be the "finance department" that
we want put the same principles to - suggested access to
invoice and payments.
IAM Roles are created to be able to collect more
competencies towards specific roles that one subsequently
associates with the services themselves. You can give some
users these roles or services. As a suggestion, you can
give a virtual machine access to one database.