Data Lake Administrator

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. Open the AWS Lake Formation console at
  2. 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.
  3. 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.