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Set Up Your Amazon Web Services (AWS) Credentials

Before you can create a cluster, you must enter your Amazon® Web Services (AWS) credentials.

  1. Click User Preferences in the navigation pane.

    If you have never entered your AWS credentials before, the user preferences take you directly to the AWS Credentials dialog.

  2. Enter data for the following fields according to your AWS account setup. For your particular AWS information, see your administrator who set up your Amazon Web Services account. It is possible that several people will be using the same AWS account and credentials, even if using separate MathWorks accounts to access Cloud Center.

    • Role ARN – The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that uniquely identifies the IAM Role which defines the set of permissions that you are granting Cloud Center for access to actions and resources in your AWS account.


      To create an ARN, you must log in to AWS with a high elevation role, such as an administrator. You need to be able to create IAM roles, not just use IAM roles.

      For more detailed instructions on creating a role, see AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).

    • Description (optional) — You can enter any text here for a description of your account or credentials.

  3. Click Save to save your settings.

After you have entered your AWS credentials, when you click User Preferences you get the options to edit your credentials and time zone.

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