How to create users and groups in AWS

In this post we will see how to create users and groups in AWS. We will also cover how to get access key and secret key in AWS. First we will create aws group and then we will create user and will assign that user to group.

Login to your AWS account. If you have not created account in AWS, see how to create aws account(step by step guide) here.

After login we should able to see My Security Credential option at right side.

How to create users and groups in AWS

Creating Groups in AWS.

We can see Create New Group option. Click on that.

How to create users and groups in AWS

Provide the group name and click on next step.

Select policy name. You can choose policy name according to your need. For example i have selected AdministratorAccess.

After that click on next step.

How to create groups and users in AWS

We should able to see create group button. Click on that.

How to create users and groups in AWS

How to create user in AWS and add user To Group.


Click on My Security Credential option at right side(As we did in begining). Click on Users and then Add user option.

Provide username. We can add another user, but for now we are just adding one user. We can see Select AWS access type option. Select that checkbox. This will enable access key and secret key.

Now click on next permission option.


How to create users and groups in AWS

Adding aws user to group. We can see here aws group name that we have created. Select Group name and click on Next Tags option.

This is optional. Just click on Next Review option.

How to create groups and users in AWS

We can see create user option. Cliclk on Create user option.

How to create users and groups in AWS

We have successfully created user in AWS and also assiged this user to specific group.

This is very important to note down the Acces key and Secret access key somewhere. Once you click on show option for Secret key you can see secret access key. You may not able to get this Secret key later. So this is highly recommended to note down secret key somewhere.

That’s all about How to create users and groups in AWS.

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Summary – We have seen how to create users and groups in AWS.