It’s very normal to feel like a kid in a candy store when you first get into AWS, and it can be hard to hold yourself back from jumping in and using your AWS account as soon as it’s been created.
However, spending some time up front to ensure your accounts are setup in a hygienic and consistent manner will save you many headaches down the track, especially as the number of AWS accounts in your organisation grows.
It’s not the most exciting part of AWS, but it is an important part to get right!
The points below walk through the process for creating AWS accounts, and highlights some of the best practices we have seen in real-life enterprises.
These recommendations are based on the current AWS account creation process, which may be simplified when the new AWS Organizations service is released.