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Ensure non-root user exists in the account


After registering the first account with AWS, the initial administrator account is the root account. This root account is the most privileged user account and has no restrictions. Best practices recommend creating other non-root (non-administrator) Identity and Access Management (IAM) users with administrative privileges and use those accounts to manage your AWS environment.


  1. Log in to the AWS Management Console.
  2. In the Find Services field, enter IAM and enter return.
  3. Select Users.
  4. Click Add users.
  5. Add user details, permissions, and tags for the user.
  6. Click Create user.