The credentials you need for your AWS cloud account are your security credentials (Access Key ID and Secret Access Key) and the S3 Bucket name of your billing account. If you have these credentials with you, you can quickly get registered with VMware Cloud services by filling in the AWS Add New Account form.

Your Security Credentials

The AWS security credentials you need are your 20-digit Access Key ID and its corresponding Secret Access Key. (You can find these in the .csv file you saved when you generated the credentials.)

The following are example credentials:

  • Access Key ID: ASDFKWELN48205JHW0W03

  • Secret Access Key: j51+LMwCMnPtna/v+ASDFQ7228copQQQ/i0reX11

If you don't have your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key in front of you, you can quickly get them from your AWS account. See Collecting Your AWS Security Credentials.

Your S3 Bucket Name

Your S3 Bucket name can be any name you choose. (For example, my-unique-s3-bucket.) It must meet only two standards :

  • It must be unique to all accounts in the AWS namespace, not just your own account.

  • It must meet DNS standards for naming. For example, it must be all lower case and separators must be dashes, not underscores.

If you don't have your S3 Bucket name in front of you, you can quickly get it from your AWS account. See Collecting Your S3 Bucket Name.