Level 100: AWS Account and Root User

Last Updated: July 2019

Authors: Ben Potter, Security Lead, Well-Architected

Time to complete: 10-15 minutes


This hands-on lab will guide you through the introductory steps to configure a new AWS account and secure the root user. The skills you learn will help you secure your workloads in alignment with the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

Best Practices Covered:

  • Secure AWS account


An AWS account that you are able to use for testing, that is not used for production or other purposes.

Permissions: Root user

Costs: There are no costs associated with this lab

NOTE: You will be billed for any applicable AWS resources used if you complete this lab that are not covered in the AWS Free Tier.


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