Enable a new AWS Region

AWS has changed the policy for managing new regions on its platform. From now on, whenever AWS adds a new region to its platform, users must manually enable it to start using that region.

When using the Bitnami Launchpad for AWS you might get a message similar to the following one:

Region not supported message

It probably means that you do not have the selected region enabled in your AWS account. To enable it, please follow these instructions:

NOTE: for performing the steps described below you need administration permissions on the AWS account.

  • Access to the AWS Console and log in using your credentials.
  • On the top right corner, click the “IAM name and account” link to display the dropdown menu. Select “My Account”.
  • In the resulting page, search for the “AWS Regions” section and enable the desired region.

If during the process of launching the machine you get the error “AWS was not able to validate the provided access credentials”, please make sure that you have the AWS STS enabled in that region or all regions as described in the AWS Documentation.

Last modification July 11, 2019