Step by step instructions to make an IAM User
Login to AWS
we will see a site page as follows where we are required to log in using our login details.
When we login to AWS successfully, we will see the main console with all the services listed as follows.
Create an IAM User
An (IAM) client is an entity that we make on AWS to speak to the individual or application that uses it to interact with AWS. A client in AWS consists of a name and credentials.
Snap-on “Services” at the upper left corner and you will see a screen will all the administration. Spot “IAM” under “Security, Identity, and Compliance” and snap on “IAM“
You will see a Dashboard. This is the home page for IAM. Snap-on “users” from the left panel.
Snap-on “Add user” to create a new user.
Here, give a name to the user to be made. We can make a client with two diverse access types.
1. Programmatic access:
We can play out the procedure on the AWS account from AWS API, CLI, SDK, and other development tolls using this entrance type.
2. AWS Management Console access:
This entrance type allows a used to sign-in to the AWS Management Console.
In this article, we will create a user having “AWS Management Console access”.
When you click on “AWS Management Console access” you will get a field to appoint a password for the user.
We can either have an “Auto-generated password” or “Custom password“. Here, we will choose “Custom password” and assign a password to the user. Contingent upon the prerequisite we can constrain a client to change the secret key on its next login. Here, keep it for what it’s worth. Snap-on “Next: Permission” to continue further and assign the permissions.
On the next screen, click on “Attach existing policies directly” and search for “read-only access” and select the check-box as shown in the following screen. Giving “ReadOnlyAccess”, the user will not be able to create any of the AWS resources. You can go through the list of permissions to understand them. Click on “Next: Tag” to proceed further.
Assigning tags is optional but helps to organize, or control access for this client. Snap-on “Next: Review” to continue further and create a user.
Review the configuration and snap on “Create user” to create a user.
Click on “Download .csv” which contains the “Console login link”. If there should arise an occurrence of making a client with “Automatic access” this document is significant as it would contain “Access key ID” and “Mystery get to key” required to get to Now, you can tap on “Close” as we have created our first user.