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Some first steps with AWS

awsThis article describes how to get started with AWS, with some typical initlal steps.

How to get started

There's a lot to consider when first using AWS. Here is one way to get started.

  1. Sign up to AWS.
  2. Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on your root account.
  3. Create an Account Alias.
  4. Create the RequireMFAPolicy Policy.
  5. Use Identity and Access Management (IAM) to create some Groups and User accounts.
  6. Create an EC2 Key Pair for remotely accessing EC2 instances.
  7. Create your first EC2 instance.
    1. Ubuntu LTS.
    2. Docker.
    3. Web Server.
  8. Investigate the Elastic Container Service.
  9. Create your first S3 bucket storage.

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