d. Access AWS Cloud9

Cloud 9 AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser. We will be using it to introduce you to the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) without the need to install any software on your laptop.

AWS Cloud9 contains a collection of tools that let you code, build, run, test, debug, and release software in the Cloud using your internet browser. The IDE offers support for python, pip, the AWS CLI and provides easy access to AWS resources through the IAM user credentials. With the IDE comes with a terminal that includes sudo privileges to the managed instance that is hosting your development environment and a pre-authenticated CLI. This makes it easy for you to quickly run commands and directly access AWS services.

After accessing your IDE, please take a moment to get familiar with the Cloud9 environment. You can even take a quick tour of Cloud9 if you’d like or even watch this video.

Create Your Own AWS Cloud9 Instance

You will follow this guide if running this workshop on your own or if this the option selected by the organizers. To access your IDE you will need to go through the following steps.

  1. Use the AWS Console search bar by clicking on Services on the top banner to locate Cloud9 and use the search field to find it. Cloud 9
  2. Click on Create Environment
  3. Name your environment with MyDevEnv and click Next Step Cloud 9
  4. Use the default settings on the Configure Settings page unless told otherwise and click Next Step Cloud 9
  5. Click on Create Environment
  6. You will see a review page.

Your AWS Cloud9 instance will be ready in a few minutes!

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