Registering an AWS IAM Account within




Learn how to create users through the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service to control who can use your AWS resources (authentication) and how they can use the resources (authorization). This user will be used within to link a account to AWS.


  • AWS root user credentials
  • credentials

Part 1: Creating an AWS User

  1. Open the AWS IAM console from: Provide your credentials if you are not already logged in to AWS.
  2. In the Dashboard panel on the left, click Users.
  3. Click Add user. The Add User page is displayed.
  4. Under the Set user details section, enter the name of a user in the User name field (e.g. pbscloud_user).
  5. In the Select AWS access type section, select Programmatic access for the Access type.
  6. Click Next: Permissions.

Part 2: Adding to a Group and Assigning Permissions

  1. Click Create group.
  2. Enter in the Group name field.
  3. Select AdministratorAccess by enabling the checkbox next to the policy.
  4. Click Create group. The user is assigned to the PBScloudio group and the new group appears in the Group list.
  5. Click Next: Review.
  6. Verify that the User name, AWS access type and group are accurate.
  7. Click Create user.

Part 3: Obtaining the Access ID and Secret Key

  1. Click Download.csv.
  2. Click Close. The new user account is displayed in the next page.
  3. Open the Download.csv file.
  4. Copy the Secret id value to the secure file.

Part 4: Creating a Cloud Account in

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to
  2. Enter your Username and Password
  3. Click Sign In.
  4. Select Infrastructure > Cloud.
  5. Click Add Account.
  6. In the dialog box, provide the following information:
    • Provider : select Amazon Web Services
    • Account name : enter the AWS username e.g. pbscloud_user
    • Access Key ID : copy and paste the Access Key ID from the downloaded CSV file
    • Secret Access Key : copy and paste the Secret Access Key from the downloaded CSV file
  7. Verify the information and click Create account. If the account has been properly created, it will appear in the Infrastructure/Cloud Accounts page listed under Account Name column.


AWS quota management

We recommend that you review each of your AWS region’s quota criteria to ensure it can deploy the AWS instances.

About your credentials needs credentials with Administrator rights to perform necessary actions.