Setting Up for Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose - Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose
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Setting Up for Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

Before you use Kinesis Data Firehose for the first time, complete the following tasks.

Sign Up for Amazon

When you sign up for Amazon Web Services (Amazon), your Amazon account is automatically signed up for all services in Amazon, including Kinesis Data Firehose. You are charged only for the services that you use.

If you have an Amazon account already, skip to the next task. If you don't have an Amazon account, use the following procedure to create one.

To sign up for an Amazon account
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  2. Follow the online instructions.

    Part of the sign-up procedure involves receiving a phone call and entering a verification code on the phone keypad.

    When you sign up for an Amazon Web Services account, an Amazon Web Services account root user is created. The root user has access to all Amazon Web Services and resources in the account. As a security best practice, assign administrative access to an administrative user, and use only the root user to perform tasks that require root user access.

Optional: Download Libraries and Tools

The following libraries and tools will help you work with Kinesis Data Firehose programmatically and from the command line:

  • The Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose API Reference is the basic set of operations that Kinesis Data Firehose supports.

  • The Amazon SDKs for Go, Java, .NET, Node.js, Python, and Ruby include Kinesis Data Firehose support and samples.

    If your version of the Amazon SDK for Java does not include samples for Kinesis Data Firehose, you can also download the latest Amazon SDK from GitHub.

  • The Amazon Command Line Interface supports Kinesis Data Firehose. The Amazon CLI enables you to control multiple Amazon services from the command line and automate them through scripts.