Creating a new AWS account


Create an AWS Account

  1. Go to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) home page.
  2. Click Create an AWS Account in the top right corner.
    • Note: If you signed in to AWS recently, click Sign in to the Console. If Create a new AWS account isn’t visible, first click on Sign in to a different account, and then click Create a new AWS account.
  3. Enter the account information and and then select Continue.
    • Important: Make sure you enter the correct information, especially email.
  4. Select the type of account.
    • Note: Personal and Professional both share the same features.
  5. Enter your company or personal information.
    • Important: For professional AWS accounts, it’s a best practice to enter the company phone number rather than a personal cell phone.
  6. Read and agree to the AWS Customer Agreement.
  7. Select Create Account and Continue.

Add a payment method

On the Payment Information page, enter the information about your payment method, and then choose Verify and Add.

  • Note: If you want to use a different billing address for your AWS billing information, select Use a new address before you select Verify and Add.

Verify your phone number

  1. Choose your country or region code from the list.
  2. Enter a phone number where you can be reached in the next few minutes.
  3. Enter the code displayed in the CAPTCHA, and then submit.
  4. In a few moments, an automated system contacts you.
  5. Enter the PIN you receive, and then choose Continue.

Choose an AWS Support plan

  • On the Select a Support Plan page, choose one of the available Support plans. For a description of the available Support plans and their benefits, see Compare AWS Support Plans.

Wait for your account to be activated

After you choose a Support plan, a confirmation page indicates that your account is being activated. Accounts are usually activated within a few minutes, but the process might take up to 24 hours.
You can sign in to your AWS account during this time. The AWS home page might display a Complete Sign Up button during this time, even if you’ve completed all the steps in the sign-up process.
Once your account is fully activated, you will receive a confirmation email. Check your email and spam folder for the confirmation email. After you receive this email, you have full access to all AWS services.