The AWS Management Console for the AWS GovCloud (US) Region provides an easy-to-use graphical interface to manage your AWS resources, similar to the AWS Management Console for the standard regions. In the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, you must create an IAM user and use this username and password to sign in to the console. You cannot use the AWS GovCloud (US) access keys to log into the console. You also cannot use your username and password for the standard AWS Management Console to access the AWS GovCloud (US) console. The AWS Management Console for the AWS GovCloud (US) Region is a completely separate console from the standard AWS Management Console.
Follow the directions below to create an administrator username and password that will allow you to login to the console. You can create additional IAM accounts for all of your users once you login.
Create an IAM User to Access the Console
If you have not yet created an IAM user with a password, you have two options to do so.
Option 1: For detailed instructions on how to use the onboarding tool, please consult the AWS GovCloud (US) User’s Guide. You can download a quick and easy tool that will create an Administrator user for you with the password you enter. The onboarding tool will then rotate your credentials (access and secret keys), provide you a new set of credentials and the link to login to the console. Please make sure you download your credentials when presented to you, as you will not have another opportunity.
For Windows, download the AWS-GovCloud-US-Onboard-Tool-win.zip file. Extract the directory and run the tool by double-clicking on the AWS GovCloud (US) Onboard Tool.exe file.
For Macs, download the AWS-GovCloud-US-Onboard-Tool.dmg file. Click on the DMG file to install and run the AWS GovCloud (US) Setup Tool. Available for Mac OS 10.7 or higher.
Option 2: For users already using the Command Line Interface (CLI) to manage your AWS GovCloud (US) resources or would like to use the CLI, you will need to download and setup the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) first.
Note: If you are not an AWS GovCloud (US) Customer, please visit AWS GovCloud (US) Region Overview to find out about the AWS GovCloud (US) Region and then fill out the contact us form to request an AWS GovCloud (US) Account.