Account Setup

Region selection

Use a single region for the duration of this workshop. This workshop supports the following regions:

  • us-west-2 (US West - Oregon)
  • us-east-2 (US East - Ohio)
  • us-east-1 (US East - Northern Virginia)
  • eu-central-1 (Europe - Frankfurt)

Please select one of these in the top right corner.

Step 3

Starting AWS Cloud9 IDE

AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser. It includes a code editor, debugger, and terminal. Cloud9 comes pre-packaged with essential tools for popular programming languages and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) pre-installed so you don’t need to install files or configure your laptop for this workshop.

Your Cloud9 environment will have access to the same AWS resources as the user with which you logged into the AWS Management Console. We strongly recommend using Cloud9 to complete this workshop.

✅ Step-by-step Instructions

  1. From the AWS Management Console, Select Services then select Cloud9 under Developer Tools.

Step 4

  1. Select Create environment.

  2. Enter wildrydes-webapp-development into Name and optionally provide a Description.

Step 5

  1. Select Next step.

  2. In Environment settings:

  • Set the Instance type to t2.micro (1 GiB RAM + 1 vCPU).
  • Leave all other defaults unchanged.

Step 6

  1. Select Next step.

  2. Review the environment settings and select Create environment. It will take a couple of minutes for your Cloud9 environment to be provisioned and prepared.

Setting up Cloud9 IDE

  1. Once ready, your IDE will open to a welcome screen. Below that, you should see a terminal prompt. Close the Welcome tab and drag up the terminal window to give yourself more space to work in.

Step 7

  • You can run AWS CLI commands in here just like you would on your local computer. Remember for this workshop to run all commands within the Cloud9 terminal window rather than on your local computer.
  • Keep your AWS Cloud9 IDE opened in a browser tab throughout this workshop.
  1. Verify that your user is logged in by running the command aws sts get-caller-identity. Copy and paste the command into the Cloud9 terminal window.
aws sts get-caller-identity
  • You’ll see output indicating your account and user information:
    "Account": "123456789012",
    "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:user/Alice"

⭐ Tips

💡 Keep an open scratch pad in Cloud9 or a text editor on your local computer for notes. When the step-by-step directions tell you to note something such as an ID or Amazon Resource Name (ARN), copy and paste that into your scratch pad.

⭐ Recap

🔑 Use the same region for the entirety of this workshop.

🔑 Keep your AWS Cloud9 IDE opened in a browser tab

Next steps

✅ Now that you have launched and initialized Cloud9, wait for the workshop instructor to continue. If you are completing the workshop on your own, proceed to the recap.