Set up your AWS account
1. Request a GDS AWS account
GDS maintains a central account for AWS access. You will need to request an account from the Technology and Operations team.
2. Sign in to AWS
To sign in, go to the GDS AWS Sign page, and use the following credentials:
- “Account ID or alias”:
- Username: your
- Password: your password
3. Set up your MFA
You have to set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
4. Get the appropriate access
An account in AWS doesn’t give you access to anything, you’ll need to be given rights.
Add yourself to a lists of users found in the data for the infra-security project. There are 3 groups:
govuk-administrators: people in Reliability Engineering who are working on GOV.UK infrastructure, Architects and Lead Developers of GOV.UK and anyone else working on the AWS migration
govuk-powerusers: anyone else who can have production access on GOV.UK
govuk-users: anyone else who needs integration access on GOV.UK
The identifier you need to add is called the “User ARN”. You can find this by going to the users page in AWS IAM and selecting your profile.
After your PR has been merged, someone from the
govuk-administrators group needs to deploy the
5. Do your thing 🚀
You can now: