This blog post is step by step guide know how to create and activate a new AWS Account. Following this you can setup your own AWS account or can setup AWS account for your organization.
1. Email address.
2. Debit Card with international transactions or Credit Card.
Step 1: Open AWS Home Page
To register a new account you can visit aws home page i.e https://aws.amazon.com on the top right hand side you will find a button called
Step 2: Account Info
Add your account info on the registration page. It will ask for email address, password, account name. Please feed correct info here like for email address and you will not be able to access the account if you forget the email you registered with. Incase you are creating this account for professional or corporate use, please use professional email address like
Step 3: Account Type
In this step you will be asked for more details like selecting account type, entering address, city, phone number etc. Technically there isn’t any difference between Personal and Professional Account type. If this is a professional account then please add business contact number in phone number. Read through AWS terms and Conditions and then click Choose Create Account and Continue.
Step 4: Payment Information
In this step you will be asked to enter debit or credit card details. After entering payment info click Verify and Add For verification purpose 2 rupees will be deducted which will be credited back to your account in 3-5 business days. You cannot move further until you add a valid payment method.
Step 5: Account Verification
In this step you will have to verify your account. First the system will ask you to choose country or region code from the list, then you will be asked to add a phone number on which you can be reached, next you will be asked to submit captcha and then the automated system will contact you. You can enter the pin you received through the automated system and then click Continue.
Step 6: Choose an AWS Support Plan
As a next step of the process you will be asked to choose support plan. You can choose support plan on that page. Choose basic if you want a basic support i.e free of cost. You can see here different types of support plan – https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/features
Step 7: Account Activation
Once you are done with support plan selection, your account info will land into activation process. You may get message that your account is being activated. This process might take up upto 24 hours, however you can login to aws with your account credentials and it might display Complete Sign Up button even if you have completed all the steps.
Once your account is fully activated you will receive a confirmation email from AWS team, you can check span folder as well if no confirmation mail came into your inbox. After the account activation you have complete access of your AWS account.