Cloud9 IDE

AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser. It includes a code editor, debugger, and terminal. Cloud9 comes pre-packaged with essential tools for popular programming languages and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) pre-installed so you don’t need to install files or configure your computer for this workshop. Your Cloud9 environment will have access to the same AWS resources as the user with which you logged into the AWS Management Console.


  1. Go to the AWS Management Console, select services then select Cloud9 under Developer Tools
  2. Select create environment
  3. Enter Development into name and optionally provide a description
  4. Select next step
  5. You may accept the environment settings defaults
  6. Select next step
  7. Review the environment settings and select create environment. It will take several minutes for your environment to be provisioned and prepared
  8. Once ready, your IDE will open to a welcome screen. Below that, you should see a terminal window

You can run AWS CLI commands in the terminal window like you would on your local computer. Verify that your user is logged in by running:

aws sts get-caller-identity

You’ll see output indicating your account and user information:

    "Account": "123456789012",
    "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:user/Alice"

Keep your AWS Cloud9 environment open in a tab throughout this workshop.