Amazon web services are a really powerful ecosystem of storage and compute infrastructure and are new to me coming from the academic world where I had access to the university’s compute cluster. I’ve only used AWS a little bit to host some files but haven’t done much.
As part of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, I was an “identity access management” (IAM) user as part of the CZ Biohub organization and I found that figuring out how to set up my access keys was not straightforward, so here are my screenshots of figuring it out.
Log in to the AWS Console.
After you log in to the console, click your name and then “My Security Credentials”
Click “Rotate your access keys”
In the exposed menu, click “Manage User Access Keys”
Click “Security Credentials”
Click “Create access key”
That will prompt you to download
Install the AWS command line interface
$ pip install awscli
accessKeys.csv to my home directory and then
cat’d it so I could
have it ready to copy/paste and answer the questions asked by
$ aws configure AWS Access Key ID [****************N4FQ]: AWS Secret Access Key [****************mAog]: Default region name [us-east-2]: Default output format [None]: