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Creating Your First AWS Account


This tutorial will guide you through the basics of creating your first AWS account.

Step 1: Visit the AWS Homepage

  • Navigate to the AWS homepage.
  • Click on the "Create an AWS Account" button, usually located at the top right corner.

Step 2: Sign Up

  • You'll be prompted to enter your email address. If you already have an Amazon account, you can use that email. Otherwise, create a new one.
  • Choose "I am a new user" and click on "Sign in using our secure server".
  • Fill in the required details, including your name, email, and desired password.

Step 3: Contact Information

  • Choose "Professional" if you're setting this up for your organization or work. Otherwise, choose "Personal".
  • Fill in the required contact details. Ensure the information is accurate, as AWS might use it for verification purposes.

Step 4: Payment Information

  • Enter your credit card details. AWS requires this even for the Free Tier, but you won't be charged unless you exceed the Free Tier limits.

Step 5: Identity Verification

  • AWS will call you to verify your identity. Enter the PIN you receive during the call.

Step 6: Choose a Support Plan

  • AWS offers various support plans. For starters, you can choose the "Basic Plan" which is free.

Step 7: Confirmation

  • Once all steps are completed, you'll receive a confirmation message. Congratulations, you now have an AWS account!

Step 8: Access AWS Services

  • After setting up your account, you can access the AWS Management Console to explore various AWS services.

Note: Always set a budget to monitor your usage to avoid unexpected charges. AWS Free Tier offers a generous amount of resources, but exceeding those limits can result in charges.