To access any web service AWS offers, you must first create an AWS account at http://aws.amazon.com. An AWS account is simply an Amazon.com account that is enabled to use AWS products; you can use an existing Amazon.com account login and password when creating the AWS account.
From your AWS account you can view your AWS account activity, view usage reports, and manage your AWS Security Credentials.
Part of the sign-up procedure involves receiving a phone call and entering a PIN using the phone keypad.
If you have a personal Amazon.com account, you might want to have a separate Amazon.com account just for your AWS activity. You could provide a new e-mail address not already in the Amazon.com system, or provide an e-mail address for an existing Amazon.com account you have but use a different password. You can have multiple Amazon.com accounts that use the same e-mail address, but different passwords.
If you already have an AWS account that you can use, jump to this.
To set up a new account
- Go to http://aws.amazon.com, and then click Sign Up.
- Follow the on-screen instructions as follows.
That’s it. You hace created an Amazon AWS account. Now you can create a virtual computer using the Purdox image.
We suggest you set up billing alerts on your account, especially if you are new to Amazon AWS.