AWS credentials

As of now, Cortex only runs on AWS. We plan to support other cloud providers in the future. If you don't have an AWS account you can get started with one here.

Follow this tutorial to create an access key.


  • Enable programmatic access for the IAM user.

  • Attach the existing policy AdministratorAccess to your IAM user, or see security for a minimal access configuration.

  • Each of the steps below requires different permissions. Please ensure you have the required permissions for each of the steps you need to run. The AdministratorAccess policy will work for all steps.