Authentication and access - Amazon Toolkit with Amazon Q
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Authentication and access

You don't need to authenticate with Amazon to start working with the Amazon Toolkit for Visual Studio. However, most Amazon resources are managed through an Amazon account. To access all of the Amazon Toolkit for Visual Studio services and features, you'll need at least 2 types of account authentication:

  1. Either Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) or Amazon IAM Identity Center authentication for your Amazon accounts. Most Amazon services and resources are manged through IAM and IAM Identity Center.

  2. An Amazon Builder ID is either optional for certain other Amazon services.

The following topics contain additional details and set up instructions for each credential type and authentication method.