AWS - Sign In to the AWS Management Console

NetID login

There are several AWS Portals which will alow NetID login.  Each portal has it's own starter URL.

For AWS Accounts created between 2016 and July 2022, sign into a UW AWS Account:  http://go.wisc.edu/aws.

For other AWS Accounts, please sign in with the URL provided by the Public Cloud team when your account was activiated.

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 http://go.wisc.edu/aws 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.   You may already have this configured--if it exists, you can see it in the portal at https://go.wisc.edu/aws , close to the account number.

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>.signin.aws.amazon.com/console where <AWS-account-id> is your 12-digit AWS Account ID, or the alias noted/created above.

If you create an IAM account, it is highly recommended to protect that account by setting it up with MFA, especially if it has significant permissions.

See Also:

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Commonly Referenced Docs:

UW Madison Public Cloud Team Events
Online Learning Classes for Cloud Vendors
What Data Elements are allowed in the Public Cloud




Keywords:aws management console sign in log login signin access accessing web netid iam user   Doc ID:65490
Owner:Steve T.Group:Public Cloud
Created:2016-07-27 09:23 CSTUpdated:2022-06-20 12:44 CST
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