Q: What is the Amazon Web Services Management Console?
The Amazon Web Services Management Console provides a simple web interface for Amazon Web Services services. You can log in using your Amazon Web Services account name and password. If you’ve enabled Amazon Web Services Multi-Factor Authentication, you will be prompted for your device’s authentication code.


Q: How do I sign into the Management Console?
You can sign into the management console using your Amazon Web Services or IAM account credentials at https://console.amazonaws.cn.


Q: How can I find a service in the Amazon Web ServicesManagement Console?
There are several ways for you to locate and navigate to the services you need. On Console Home, you can utilize the search functionality, select services from the Recently visited services section, or expand the All services  section to browse through the list of all the services offered by us.
At any time, you can also select the Services menu in the top level navigation bar, which also includes the search functionality and the list of all services, either grouped, or arranged alphabetically.


Q: Can I create shortcuts for the services I use?
Yes. You can add service shortcuts to the top level toolbar in the Console. Select the pin icon beside the Resource Groups menu and drag and drop the service links you want to save as shortcuts. You have the option to display the service icon alone, the service name alone, or both together.

Q: What can I expect to find under "Build a solution"?
The Build a Solution section, on the Amazon Web Servicesv Console Home page, features various simplified and automated workflows and wizards that utilize and introduce you to different Amazon Web Services services in order to create the resources required to build your intended solution.

Q: What can I expect to find under "Learn to Build"?
The Learn to Build section, on the Amazon Web Services Console Home page, presents training and learning resources for various solutions and use cases that might interest you. Selecting one of the categories presented in this section, you can expect to find materials such as introduction videos, webinar recordings, simple tutorials, project guides, self-paced labs, documentation, and other resources.

Q: When does my session expire?
For security purposes, a login session will expire in 12 hours when you sign into the Amazon Web Services Management Console with your Amazon Web Services or IAM account credentials. To resume your work after the session expires, we ask you to click the "Click login to continue" button and login again. The duration of federated sessions varies depending on the federation API (GetFederationToken or AssumeRole) and the administrator’s preference.

Q: What browsers does the Management Console support?
Important: As of May 1, 2016, the Amazon Web Services Management Console no longer supports versions of Internet Explorer older than version 11. We recommend migrating to a more recent browser version to ensure the best possible experience and security.

Browser Version


Google Chrome Latest 3 Versions All services
Mozilla Firefox Latest 3 Versions All services

Microsoft Internet Explorer

11 All services
Microsoft Edge 12 All services
Apple Safari 9, 8, 7 All services