Prerequisites

Requirements Overview

To complete this workshop, have the AWS CLI installed and configured, and appropriate permissions to launch EC2 instances and launch CloudFormation stacks within your AWS account.

This workshop is self-paced. The instructions may use both the AWS CLI and AWS Management Console- feel free to use either or both as you are comfortable.

While the workshop provides step by step instructions, please do take a moment to look around and understand what is happening. The workshop is meant as a getting started guide, but you will learn the most by digesting each of the steps.

This workshop has been designed to run in the AWS Region us-east-1 (Virginia). Please make sure you are operating in this region.

Create an AWS account

If you already have an AWS account, and have Administrator access, you can skip this page.

  1. If you don’t already have an AWS account with Administrator access: create one now

  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: Create User

  4. Attach the AdministratorAccess IAM Policy: Attach Policy

  5. Click to create the new user: Confirm User

  6. Take note of the login URL and save: Login URL