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Puppet 4.10 Beginner's Guide - Second Edition by John Arundel

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Setting up an Amazon AWS account

If you already have an AWS account, skip to the next section. Otherwise, you can follow these instructions to set up a new account and get the credentials you need to start building an infrastructure with Puppet.

Creating an AWS account

Follow these steps to create a new AWS account:

  1. Browse to the following URL:

    https://aws.amazon.com/

  2. Click Sign In to the Console.
  3. Follow the instructions to create and verify your account.

To manage AWS resources using Puppet, we will create an additional AWS user account specifically for Puppet, using Amazon's IAM (short for Identity and Access Management) framework. We'll see how to do this in the following sections.

Creating an IAM policy

Before we create the user account for Puppet, ...

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