A.2. Creating a user

As a first step, we are going to use Identity & Access Management (IAM) to create a user with the permissions on AWS resources that we will need for this book. From the AWS dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Identity & Access Management icon.
  2. Click Users in the left-hand navigation pane.
  3. Click the Add User button.

The next screen is a four-step wizard for creating a user. Go ahead and add in a new user, called ulp for unified log processing, and make sure to select the Programmatic Access option, as shown in figure A.2. Then click the Next: Permissions button.

Figure A.2. We create a new IAM user called ulp in the AWS user interface, making sure to select the Programmatic Access option.

On the next screen, ...

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