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Tools for managing AWS cloud services

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Article from ADMIN 69/2022
The AWS Management Console, command-line tools, SDKs, toolkits for integrated development environments, and automation through Infrastructure as Code are all tools to help manage the operation of more than 200 services in the AWS cloud.

The obvious starting point in managing services in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud is the AWS Management Console. In the first part of this article, I look at the user interface and how to set the language, harden the root user account, change the region, and create a support request. Next, I'll show you how to learn about, find, and test services and create a list of favorites. Before moving on to other tools in the second part of this article, I'll show you how to manage your environment by managing user roles and access, monitoring system health, and viewing bills and costs.

Getting Started

To log in to the Management Console user interface, go to the AWS sign-in page [1] and enter your AWS account credentials. To add another level of security, you can set up multifactor authentication (MFA). By default, a session expires automatically after 12 hours. To continue, just press the Click login to continue button and log in again. You can also set your own time limits for sessions according to your organization's specifications.

The console supports the three latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari, as well as Microsoft Internet Explorer 11. After logging in, you will see the AWS Management Console home page (Figure 1). In addition to accessing the web, you can view your resources, including Amazon CloudWatch alerts, with the AWS console mobile app. You can also handle operational tasks on an iOS or Android mobile device, if so desired.

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