Only complete this section if you are running the workshop on your own. If you are at an AWS hosted event (such as re:Invent, Immersion Day, etc), go to At an AWS hosted Event
If you don’t already have an AWS account with Administrator access: create one now by clicking here
Once you have an AWS account, ensure you are following the remaining workshop steps as an IAM user with administrator access to the AWS account: Create a new IAM user to use for the workshop
Enter the user details:
Attach the AdministratorAccess IAM Policy:
Click to create the new users:
Take note of the login URL and save:
Login using the URL and user credentials you just created:
During the course of the lab, you will make DynamoDB tables that will incur a cost that could approach tens or hundreds of dollars per day. Ensure you delete the DynamoDB tables using the DynamoDB console, and make sure you delete the CloudFormation stack as soon as the lab is complete.
Launch the CloudFormation template in US East 1 to deploy the resources in your account: Optionally, download the YAML template and launch it your own way
Click Next on the first dialog.
In the Parameters section, note the default option for VPCSelection is
CreateNewVPC option has the highest chance of success.
If you would like to use your default VPC, change this option to
Leave the WorkshopCodeURL parameter unchanged and click Next
Scroll to the bottom and click Next, and then review the Template and Parameters. When you are ready to create the stack, scroll to the bottom, check the box acknowledging the creation of IAM resources, and click Create stack. The stack will create an EC2 lab instance, a role for the EC2 instance, and a role for the AWS Lambda function used later on in the lab.
After the CloudFormation stack is
CREATE_COMPLETE, continue onto Step 1.
If you chose
Default in the VPCSelection dialog and your stack fails to create due to a VPC issue, re-create the stack and choose the default option