Before you begin - Amazon MemoryDB for Redis
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Before you begin

If you haven't already done so, the following topics describe one-time actions you must take to start using MemoryDB for Redis.

Sign up for Amazon

If you do not have an Amazon Web Services account, use the following procedure to create one.

To sign up for Amazon Web Services

  1. Open and choose Sign Up.

  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Create an IAM user

Secure IAM users

After you sign up for an Amazon Web Services account, safeguard your administrative user by turning on multi-factor authentication (MFA). For instructions, see Enable a virtual MFA device for an IAM user (console) in the IAM User Guide.

To give other users access to your Amazon Web Services account resources, create IAM users. To secure your IAM users, turn on MFA and only give the IAM users the permissions needed to perform their tasks.

For more information about creating and securing IAM users, see the following topics in the IAM User Guide:

Once you have done the preceding, you can find more information on setting up permissions and access specific to MemoryDB, see Overview of managing access permissions to your MemoryDB resources.