Register a Product with AVS

This tutorial teaches you how to register an Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Built-in device with the Amazon developer portal. You complete the following activities in this tutorial:

  1. Create an Amazon developer account.
  2. Register an AVS built-in device.
  3. Set up your security profile.

When finished, you download the required security credentials to connect your device to AVS.

Step 1: Create an Amazon developer account

Create a free developer account at If you already have an account, you can skip this step.

Step 2: Create a product

After you've created an Amazon developer account, you create a product and security profile. This authenticates your software client so it can connect to AVS.

To create a product

  1. Log-in to the AVS dashboard.

    If this is your first time registering a product, you might have to fill in some account registration details.

  2. Under products, click MANAGE YOUR PRODUCTS.

Step 3: Fill in product information

You now must fill in your product information. This information identifies your device with AVS.

To fill in your product information

  1. Choose a Product Name. For example, AVS Tutorials Project.
  2. Choose a Product ID. For example, PrototypePi. Don't use any spaces in your product name.
  3. In the Please Select Your Product Type dropdown, select Device with Alexa built-in.
  4. For Will your device use a companion app?, choose No.
  5. In the Product Category dropdown, select Other (please specify).
  6. For Brief product description box, write a meaningful description. For example, Prototype.
  7. Under How will users interact with your product?, select Hands-free.
  8. Skip the Upload an image step. This isn't required for prototyping.
  9. Under Do you intend to distribute this product commercially?, select No.
  10. Under Will your device be used for Alexa for Business?, select No.
  11. Under Is this device associated with one or more AWS IoT Core Accounts?, select No.
  12. Under Is this a children's product or is it otherwise directed to children younger than 13 years old?, Select No.
  13. Click NEXT.

Step 4: Set up your AVS security profile

Create a Login with Amazon (LWA) security profile to associate your security credentials with your product.

To set up your security profile

  2. Under Security Profile Name, enter a relevant name. For example, AVS Tutorials Project.
  3. Under Security Profile Description, enter a relevant description. For example, AVS Tutorials.
  4. Click NEXT. Your Security Profile ID generates.
  5. Under Platform information, choose the relevant device type for the device you're building your prototype on.

    For example, if you're building on a Raspberry Pi, select the Other devices and platforms tab.

  6. Under Client ID name, enter a relevant name. For example, Prototype.
  7. Click Generate ID.
  8. Click Download. This downloads your config.json file that contains your AVS credentials.
  9. Read the Amazon terms and conditions. If you agree, click the I agree to the AVS agreement and the AVS Program Requirements box.
  10. Click FINISH. Congratulations! You now have access to AVS.
  11. A pop-up appears. Click OK.

    You can now view your device on your AVS dashboard.

The following screenshots highlight some of the important steps described in the previous section.


Step 5 (Optional): Enable your security profile for commercial distribution

If you're building a commercial product, you must provide your customer a link to your privacy policy.

  1. Open a web browser, and visit
  2. Near the top of the page, select the commercial device security profile you created earlier from the drop-down menu and click the CONFIRM button.
  3. Enter your privacy policy URL beginning with http:// or https://.
  4. (Optional) Upload an image. It displays on the Login with Amazon consent page.
  5. Click SAVE.

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Last updated: Nov 27, 2023