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What is a Role?

awsRoles allow you to take Policies and apply them to Groups and Users. This article describes how to create some specific Roles, starting with an admin.

Create an admin role

Start by logging on with your root account. Make a note of your Account ID by going to your Username > My Account.

  1. Go to Services > IAM.
  2. Select Roles in the left pane.
  3. Click the Create role button.
    1. Select the Another AWS account tab.
    2. Enter your Account ID.
  4. Click the Next: Permissions button.
    1. Select the AdministratorAccess policy.
  5. Click Next: Tags.
  6. Click Next: Review.
    1. Enter a Role name: (e.g. admin).
    2. Enter a Role description: (e.g. Full access to AWS services and resources.).
  7. Click Create role.

Now you have a role called admin. Click on your new role, to open it for editing, and click copy  to copy the Role ARN (e.g. arn:aws:iam::1234567891011:role/admin).

You can now use this role and apply it to the Administrators Group.

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