Create an AWS account

  • If you don’t already have an AWS account: create one now by clicking here

  • Once you have an AWS account, create a IAM user or role that has permissions to:

    • Launch VPC
    • Launch Amazon EC2, AWS Lambda, AWS DMS services
    • Launch Amazon EMR, Amazon MSK, and Amazon Aurora clusters
    • Create Amazon S3 buckets
    • Create, launch and delete Amazon Cloudformation templates
    • Amazon CloudWatch

As a general security best practice, you should scope down the IAM permissions to the above services