What is AWS Management Console and How to Use it?

AWS is a leading cloud service provider since it started it services in 2006 and till now topped the leaderboard every year. One of the major reasons for its success is the easy-to-use Management Console which can be used by even a beginner with no knowledge of the cloud. It has offered a simple User Interface or UI for the user who wants to enter this domain.

This guide will explain the AWS Management Console and its use.

What is AWS Management Console?

Millions of people are trying to access AWS services across the globe which makes it necessary to create a user-friendly dashboard. The user should be able to navigate to each service and launch different resources on the cloud using its console. AWS has come with the near-perfect solution for the Management Console which is both simple and complete in every aspect:

How to Sign in to the AWS Management Console?

To sign in to the AWS Management Console, simply click here to visit the Sign-in page on the web browser. Select the “Root user” account to type its email and then click on the “Next” button:

Enter the “Password” of the account and click on the “Sign in” button:

The following screenshot displays the AWS Console:

How to Use AWS Management Console?

AWS Management Console contains multiple sections to ease the use of the AWS platform and these are explained below:


The first section on the navigation bar right next to the “AWS” logo is the “Services” section. The user can visit any AWS service by expanding this section as displayed in the following screenshot. This section contains the following tabs:

  • Recently Visited
  • Favorites
  • All services

Search Bar

The search bar is located to the right of the “Services” section to visit the AWS services by searching its name. The user can type the name of the service on the search bar and the expansion displays the following tabs:

  • Services
  • Features
  • Resources
  • Blogs
  • Documentations
  • Knowledge Articles
  • Tutorials
  • Events
  • Marketplace


To use AWS services, the user needs to set the region to get the resources in the Data Centers located inside the geographical regions. This section displays the name of the region with the code for the Availability Zones. Simply click on the region and start using AWS services to launch resources:


The account section is located at the extreme right of the navigation bar which contains the name of the AWS account. This section contains the Account ID which is unique for each AWS account and from there the user can log out of the account. This section contains the following links to manage the account:

  • Account
  • Organization
  • Service Quotas
  • Billing Dashboard
  • Security credentials
  • Settings

AWS CloudShell

The navigation bar contains the icon for the “AWS CloudShell” service which can be used to run scripts with AWS CLI to manage AWS services:


The AWS Management Console contains multiple “Widgets” to navigate through the AWS services:

The user can start building cloud-based solutions provided by the platform using the “Build a solution” section:

Customize the Console

Users can add widgets of their choice by clicking on the “Add widgets” button:

Select the Widget from the list provided by the platform and then click on the “Add” button:

The Widget has been added to the AWS Management Console:

That’s all about the AWS Management Console and its usage.


The AWS Management Console is a dashboard containing all the necessary components to enable millions of customers to use it. The user can visit services by clicking on their name from the services section or by searching for it on the search bar. The console also allows the user to manage the AWS account and set the regions from there as well. This guide has explained the AWS Management Console and how to use it.

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Talha Mahmood

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