Getting Started with Amazon Kinesis Data Streams - Amazon Kinesis Data Streams
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Getting Started with Amazon Kinesis Data Streams

The information in this section helps you get started using Amazon Kinesis Data Streams. If you are new to Kinesis Data Streams, start by becoming familiar with the concepts and terminology presented in Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Terminology and Concepts.

This section shows you how to perform basic Amazon Kinesis Data Streams operations using the Amazon Command Line Interface. You will learn fundamental Kinesis Data Streams data flow principles and the steps necessary to put and get data from an Kinesis data stream.

For CLI access, you need an access key ID and secret access key. Use IAM user access keys instead of Amazon Web Services account root user access keys. IAM lets you securely control access to Amazon services and resources in your Amazon Web Services account. For more information about creating access keys, see Understanding and getting your security credentials in the Amazon General Reference.

You can find detailed step-by-step IAM and security key set up instructions at Create an IAM User.

In this section, the specific commands discussed are given verbatim, except where specific values are necessarily different for each run. Also, the examples are using the US West (Oregon) region, but the steps in this section work in any of the regions where Kinesis Data Streams is supported.