Saturday, August 25, 2018

Switching Roles between Different AWS Accounts

If you are having the Infrastructure running in different AWS Accounts than you don't need to logout and login individually to each AWS Account or use the different browser. You can simply switch the roles between the different account

1. Login to your primary account this would be the entry level account through which you can switch to any of your other aws account.

2. Click on your username at the top of the screen and choose Switch Role > Then choose switch role again.

It will ask you for the following information

Account Number:- (Account number in which you want to switch from existing account)
Role:- (Role name which has been assigned to your user in IAM)
Display Name:- (Easy to recognise name e.g. Production-Appname)

3. Click on switch role and you should be in the other account without loging out from your current account.

4. When done editing revert back to your account.

5. You can add any number of accounts under the switch role and move between different accounts seamlessly.


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