Sign into the AWS Console as the root user

February 02, 2023

Tags: Tech Trends, Technologies

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Cloud computing services are becoming more and more popular. Today, there are several technology companies dedicated to offering this service to companies interested in migrating all their data and software to the cloud, including AWS or Amazon Web Services.


AWS defines itself as a cloud computing provider, a subsidiary technology of Amazon. It offers its customers a secure and scalable computing power system, large data storage, content delivery, and other typical cloud computing services that will help the company achieve efficient operation and growth.





What are the services offered by AWS?


  • Computer service
  • Storage
  • Database
  • Networking and content delivery
  • Security tools
  • Development tools
  • Management tools




AWS Management Console


To access any system, software or even a web portal, you first need to enter your data, password and have access, right? This is what the Amazon Web Services administration console works for: it allows its users to enter and make use of its services.


They define it as follows “The AWS Management Console provides a simple web interface to Amazon Web Services. You can sign in with your AWS account name and password. If you have enabled AWS multi-factor authentication, you will be prompted for your device's authentication code.”


To navigate the management console and find the services you need, select the Services menu on the top-level navigation bar. In this section all services are grouped by category. You can also enter Console Home and select services within favorites or recently visited.


But how do you access the AWS Management Console as the root user?


They recommend taking the following steps: Sign in to the IAM console as the account owner by choosing Root User and entering your AWS account email address. On the next page, enter your password. Following these indications, it is now possible to access the AWS management console as root user.


You have to be aware if the login does not have multifactor authentication activated, if so then you must enter the one-time password configured for the device from which you are accessing.





Sign into the AWS CLI and SDK as the root user


Another login that can be done as the root user is to the AWS CLI and SDK. To use the CLI or execute API operations from the SDK, an access key pair is required. They can then be used in the AWS CLI and the SDK profile to authenticate requests.


In this way it is possible to log in to the AWS management console as a root user, and then you can access all the services and tools offered by this cloud computing platform.


At Rootstack we have a team dedicated to Amazon Web Services, who have been able to help dozens of clients in all cloud migration projects and their different technological needs.


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