Configure AWS credentials AWS credentials are used to connect to an Amazon Web Services account. Before you beginRole required: cloud_admin Procedure Navigate to Amazon AWS Cloud > Configuration > Accounts and select an AWS account. In the AWS Credentials related list, click New and fill in the form, as appropriate. Table 1. AWS Credentials Field Description Name A unique and descriptive name for this credential. For example, Amazon Web Service. Active Check box to enable or disable the credential. AWS Account Master AWS account to which this credential belongs. Access Key ID Access key ID generated from the AWS Management console. Secret Access Key Secret access key generated from the AWS Management console. Click Submit.