Setting Up a New AWS Account

Setting up an account in AWS

  1. Go to 
  2. In the top right corner click on “Create an AWS Account”

  3. Enter in Root email and Account Name.
    1. Root email should be a distribution group ex.
    2. Account name should be name of the app
  4. Click “Verify email address”. A code will be sent to that email address. In order to go to the next steps you’ll need to enter the code is sent. 
  5. After email has been verified, create a strong root user password. This will be used later on, but do not share with anyone. Once password is created click “Continue”

  6. Answer the question “How do you plan to use AWS?” Select “Business - for your work, school, or organization”. Enter the account owner for “Who should we contact about this account”. This should be someone specific within your organization who will be responsible for ensuring that payments are made and the account is kept current with terms and conditions

  7. Enter in billing information. This will be how AWS charges for usage. After that is completed click “Continue” 
  8. Next you’ll verify your phone number
  9. Once completed you’ll be able to sign in to your account 
  10. Sign in using the root username and password set up in steps 3 and 5

  11. Once signed in, in the search bar on the top search “IAM”

  12. Click on “User Groups” on the left-hand side

  13. Click on “Create Group”
  14. Group name should be “Admin”. Then scroll down to the Attach permissions policies and click the check box next to the “AdministratorAccess” policy and click “Create Group”

  15. Now on the left hand side click “Users”

  16. Click on “Add users”

  17. Here we are going to add a RevStar Resource. Username should be “”. Scroll down and click the box next to “Password - AWS Management Console Access” and then click Next: Permissions. (Leave everything else the same)

  18. Click the check box next to the group name “Admin” and then click “Next:Tags”

  19. Click “Next” and then click “Create User”. Once the user has been created click “Download .csv”. Send the file that is downloaded to

  20. Now Click on your Account name in the upper right-hand corner and then click on “Account”

  21. Scroll down until you see “IAM User and Role Access to Billing Information” and click “Edit”

  22. Then click the “Activate IAM Access” checkbox and “Update”

Setting up SSO