• Create a paid or free trial account at signin.aws.amazon.com.
  • Install and configure the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • Instead of using your AWS root account, use an administrator account. If you do not have one already, run the commands below to create one:
    aws iam create-group --group-name Administrators
    aws iam create-user --user-name Administrator
    aws iam add-user-to-group --user-name Administrator --group-name Administrators
    aws iam attach-group-policy --group-name Administrators \
                                --policy-arn $(aws iam list-policies \ 
                                --query 'Policies[?PolicyName==`AdministratorAccess`].{ARN:Arn}' \
                                --output text)
    aws iam create-access-key --user-name Administrator
    Then run aws configure to configure your AWS CLI to use the administrator account just created. (This must include your default region.)