How to access AWS Cloud

There are 3 ways to use AWS:

  • AWS Management Console (GUI Interface)
  • Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Software Development Kits (SDKs) - enables access using other tools

To access the console, go to http://aws.amazon.com/console. Login and you will see a list of resources and services you can setup and configure.

CLI interface allows you to access AWS through your terminal window. See AWS CLI to learn how to use it. Example command:

aws ec2 describe-instances

With AWS SDK, you can use tools of your choice or your own applications to access AWS. Currently SDKs are available in JavaScript, Python, PHP, .NET, Ruby, Go, Node.js, C++, and Java.