AWS - Sign In to the AWS Management Console

NetID login

Sign into a UW AWS Account:

If you receive an 'Amazon Web Services Sign In: Your request included an invalid SAML response.' error message, that means that your NetID is not associated with any AWS account. See AWS - Granting Users Access to the AWS Management Console using NetID Authentication for setup instructions.

The standard Amazon login page will only work for UW accounts if you are already signed into your UW NetID within your browser.   Visit to trigger the NetID login process.

Creating an AWS Account Alias

To make it easier to identify an AWS account after NetID login, you can create an AWS Account Alias using the documentation at Your AWS Account ID and Its Alias.

Amazon IAM user login

If you are creating an AWS IAM user for CLI access please consider using AWS Cloud Shell as an alternative.

NetID login is handled using an identity provider and does not create a native IAM user account within Amazon.   IAM users are most frequently used as service accounts to run processes.

If it is necessary sign in to the AWS Management Console using an Amazon IAM user, open the IAM users sign-in page associated with your account. 

This URL is formatted https://<AWS-account-id> where <AWS-account-id> is your 12-digit AWS Account Id. 

It is recommended that all AWS accounts have at least one IAM user with AdministratorAccess permissions that can be used without requiring NetID authentication.   This account should be secured with MFA to comply with UW System authentication standards.

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Commonly Referenced Docs:

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What Data Elements are allowed in the Public Cloud