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How to create an IAM user in AWS

How to create an IAM user in AWS

In this tutorial, we will learn about how to create an IAM user in AWS step by step.

Step-1 : Go to AWS services list and select IAM from the list, it will look like this:

1.IAM-Dashbaord
1.IAM-Dashbaord

Step-2 : Now click on users section from the side bar and then click on 'Add Users' button

2.Users-Section
2.Users-Section

Step - 3 : Now enter your preferred users name and select AWS credentials type as password as shown below:

In user detail form provide username and access type. Click on Next: Permissions to continue.

3.Add-User
3.Add-User

Step- 4 : Now to create users group, click on Create Group button

4-Create-Group
4-Create-Group

Step - 5 : Then select permission as shown below:

5-Add-Permission
5-Add-Permission

Step - 6 : Now It will look like this

6-Group-and-permission-listing
6-Group-and-permission-listing

Step - 7 : Here add tags with the key value pair as per your need.

7-Tags
7-Tags

Step 8 : In last, review all details as shown in summery and click on Create User button

8-Review
8-Review

Step 9 : Now your user has been created, but before using it, you need to download the .csv especially if you autogenerated a password. So this "Download .csv" will have the credentials of your users contained within it. you can also email login instructions to a specific email if you're creating a user for someone else.

9-User-Created
9-User-Created

Step 10 : Now go back to IAM dashboard, and click on 'Create' button to create alias

10-Create-Alias
10-Create-Alias

Step 11 : Give name of your alias

11-Alias-name
11-Alias-name

Step 12 : Once you alias is created, you will see your custom alias url which you can use for access AWS account,

12-Copy-Alias
12-Copy-Alias

Step 13 : Copy alias URL  and open this URL on private window and use your created users credentials to access your AWS IAM account.

13-Login-with-IAM-User
13-Login-with-IAM-User

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