Access IPAM - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
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Access IPAM

As with other Amazon services, you can create, access, and manage your IPAM using the following methods:

  • Amazon Management Console: Provides a web interface that you can use to create and manage your IPAM. See

  • Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI): Provides commands for a broad set of Amazon services, including Amazon VPC. The Amazon CLI is supported on Windows, macOS, and Linux. To get the Amazon CLI, see Amazon Command Line Interface.

  • Amazon SDKs: Provide language-specific APIs. The Amazon SDKs take care of many of the connection details, such as calculating signatures, handling request retries, and handling errors. For more information, see Amazon SDKs.

  • Query API: Provides low-level API actions that you call using HTTPS requests. Using the Query API is the most direct way to access IPAM. However, it requires your application to handle low-level details such as generating the hash to sign the request, and handling errors. For more information, see Amazon IPAM actions in the Amazon EC2 API Reference.

This guide primarily focuses on using the Amazon Management Console to create, access, and manage your IPAM. In each description of how to complete a process in the console, we include links to the Amazon CLI documentation that shows you how to do the same thing by using the Amazon CLI.

If you are a first-time user of IPAM, review How IPAM works to learn about the role of IPAM in Amazon VPC and then continue with the instructions in Configure permissions for your IPAM.