Prerequisites for getting started with API Gateway - Amazon API Gateway
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Prerequisites for getting started with API Gateway

To use API Gateway and other Amazon services, you need an Amazon account. If you don't have an account, visit and choose Create an Amazon Account. For detailed instructions, see Create and activate an Amazon account.

As a best practice, you should also create an Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) user with administrator permissions and use that for all work that does not require root credentials. Create a password for console access, and access keys to use command line tools. See Creating your first IAM admin user and group in the IAM User Guide for instructions.