Everything you can do via your aws console can also be done on your local Linux desktop, via the command line. First you need to install the awscli:
$ yum install python-pip
$ pip install awscli
Next via the web console, via IAM, create a new user, during the creation process you will generate your IAM keys.
Next on local desktop’s command line, run the “aws configure” command:
$ aws configure
AWS Access Key ID [None]: AESDRFKSDGJSKDF
AWS Secret Access Key ID [None]: ljlJLJljGjGLafa5454fasdf6sd5sd6sd5f4a
Default region name [None]: eu-west-1
Default output format [None]:
Note: This ends up creating the ~/.aws folder. the info
These API keys are unique across the entire AWS worldwide. This means AWS can determine which aws account these API keys is associated to.
After that we could run the following to see