Amazon Web Services (AWS), Adding users to your AWS account

How to add users to your AWS account.

When you create a new AWS account using, you can add additional users in the following fields by separating the email addresses with a space:

Browse Folders

After your account has been created, you can add additional users through Authman. AWS accounts are created with default groups of:

  • Admins -- For administrators of the AWS account
  • BusinessUsers -- For Business Office users to examine costs of the account
  • PowerUsers -- For software developers
  • Prisma -- For Cybersecurity to perform security checks on the account
  • ReadOnly -- For Cybersecurity users to examine the account

To add a user to the Admins group:

  • Log into Authman at
  • Using the Browse folders on the left hand side, navigate to Root > Urbana > app > AWS > your-aws-account

Browse folders

  • Click on the name of your account: your-aws-account. This will display account group info on the right hand side of the window.

Open account details

  • In the right hand display for your account, Click on the Admins group. This will display details about the Admins group with each user's ID.

Open Admins window

  • To add a new user to the Admins group, click on the Add members button. Enter the NetID for the user or perform a search to locate the user. With the correct user ID listed in the Member name or ID field, click on the Add button. Note that the user must have a valid University NetID. If you need a NetID for an external affiliate, apply at NetID - How do I request a new External Affiliate status?

Add user to Admins group

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KeywordsAmazon Web Services, AWS, Adding users, accounts   Doc ID137327
OwnerKen T.GroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2024-05-14 15:02:13Updated2024-06-03 15:16:13
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