How do I sign in to the AWS Management Console?

Last updated: 2020-08-07

I want to access AWS resources through the AWS Management Console. How do I sign in?

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Signing in as the root user

If you're a root user, open the Sign in page, select Root user, and sign in using your AWS account root user credentials.

Signing in as the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user with a custom URL

Sign in using a custom URL https://account_alias_or_id.signin.aws.amazon.com/console/. You must replace account_alias_or_id with the account alias or account ID provided by the root user.

Signing in as the IAM user on the Sign in page

  • If you have previously signed in as the IAM user on the browser, you might see the Sign in as IAM user page when you open the Sign in page. Your account ID or account alias might already be saved. In that case, you just need to enter your IAM user credentials, and then choose Sign in.
  • If you are signing in on the browser for the first time, open the Sign in page, select IAM user, and then enter the 12-digit AWS account ID or account alias. Choose Next. In the Sign in as IAM user page, enter your IAM user credentials, and then choose Sign in.

If you have trouble signing in as the IAM user, contact your account administrator for the specialized URL and account credentials to use.

For the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, sign in to the AWS Management Console for the AWS GovCloud using your IAM account credentials.

If you have trouble signing into your AWS account, see I'm having trouble signing in to or accessing my AWS account.

Note: For security purposes, AWS Support doesn't have access to view, provide, or change your account credentials.