Create an Amazon account - Amazon Tools for PowerShell
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Create an Amazon account

To use the Amazon Tools for PowerShell to access Amazon services, you need an Amazon account and Amazon credentials.

  1. Create an account.

    To create an Amazon account, see Getting started: Are you a first-time Amazon user? in the Amazon Account Management Reference Guide.

  2. Create an administrative user.

    Avoid using your root user account (the initial account you create) to access the management console and services. Instead, create an administrative user account, as explained in Create an administrative user in the IAM User Guide.

    After you create the administrative user account and record the login details, be sure to sign out of your root user account and sign back in using the administrative account.

If you need to close your Amazon account, see Closing an account.