Posted On: Jan 6, 2015

We are pleased to announce you can now switch between accounts in the AWS Management Console, without providing user name and password every time you want to switch. To get started, you create an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role in the account you want to switch to. Then, when you want to manage that account you just specify the account/IAM role combination on the “Switch Role” page in the AWS Management Console and you will immediately be switched to that account.

You can easily switch to a different account, or to an IAM role within the same account you originally signed in to. You can also use IAM roles to switch between accounts if you have federated to the AWS Management Console. The AWS Management Console will remember the history of accounts that you have switched to so that you don’t have to enter the account/IAM role combination every time you want to switch. Learn more by reading Switch role in the AWS Management Console. To get started, visit AWS Management Console.