A data lake administrator is an IAM user or IAM role that has the ability to grant any principal (including self) any permission on any Data Catalog resource. Designate a data lake administrator as the first user of the Data Catalog.
  1. Logout from the current AWS console and use the sign in link from the CloudFormation output to login as lf-admin user (default password: Password1!).
  2. Open the AWS Lake Formation console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/lakeformation.
  3. First, you use the Lake Formation console to designate a data lake administrator to allow access to any Lake Formation resource. Click on the Add administrators button to create administrator for your Data Lake.
  4. Select lf-admin IAM user from the drop down list. For the rest of workshop, this user will be considered as a data lake administrator and will have full access to data lake.