Step 8: Test the end user experience - Amazon Service Catalog
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Step 8: Test the end user experience

To verify the end user can successfully access the end user console view and launch your product, sign in to Amazon as the end user and perform those tasks.

To verify that the end user can access the end user console
  1. Follow the instructions to Sign in as an IAM user in the IAM User guide.

  2. In the menu bar, choose the Amazon Region in which you created the Engineering Tools portfolio. For this tutorial, choose us-east-1 region.

  3. Open the Amazon Service Catalog console at to see:

    • Products – The products that the user can use.

    • Provisioned products – The provisioned products that the user has launched.

To verify the end user can launch the Linux Desktop product

Note that for this tutorial, choose us-east-1 region.

  1. In the Products section of the console, choose Linux Desktop.

  2. Choose Launch product to start the wizard that configures your product.

  3. On the Launch: Linux Desktop page, enter Linux-Desktop for the provisioned product name.

  4. On the Parameters page, enter the following and choose Next:

    • Server size – Choose t2.micro.

    • Key pair – Select the key pair that you created in Step 2: Create a key pair.

    • CIDR range – Enter a valid CIDR range for the IP address to connect to the instance. You can use the default value ( to allow access from any IP address, then your IP address, followed by /32 to restrict access to your IP address only, or something in between.

  5. Choose Launch product to launch the stack. The console displays the stack details page for the Linux-Desktop stack. The initial status of the product is Under change. It takes several minutes for Amazon Service Catalog to launch the product. To see the current status, refresh your browser. After the product launches, the status is Available.