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Ensure that you have the AWS necessary tools, accounts, keys, etc...

AWS account#

Ensure access to the amazon cloud console and create an account if necessary.


Ensure the AWS CLI is installed and configured:

aws --version

If not, visit

Access Key#

Visit the security credentials

  • Click on Access key (access key ID and secret access key).
  • Click on the button Create New Access Key.

Write down the AWSAccessKeyId and AWSSecretKey

Configure AWS CLI#

Configure the account, region and zone:

aws configure

Key Pair#

Let's create an ssh key pair to access the server.

Some key pairs may already have been created, here is how to list all existing key pairs:

aws ec2 describe-key-pairs

If you need to create a new key pair, go to the AWS documentation for ec2 key pair