Before going any further into how to use AWS, let's first create and set up an AWS account. This is a prerequisite for getting started with programming AWS Lambda. Here, I'm going to show you how to sign up for an AWS account and then I will show you how to create a special IAM user with administrator access permissions. After that, I'll show you how to set up a local development environment with AWS credentials. So let's dive in:
- First, open the web browser on the main website of Amazon Web Services, https://aws.amazon.com/
- Click on the Create an AWS Account button to create a new AWS account
- Select the I am a new user radio button and enter your email address
- Then, fill out the rest of the information and go ...