Quick Start Guide
Step 1 - "Obtaining AWS Keys"
The first step to using A-Z Product Finder is having the proper Amazon Web Service (AWS) keys in order.So, before we get started, please ensure you've got all your keys.
If you already have your keys in hand you can skip past this part and find the section on inserting your AWS keys into the software, otherwise just stay with me and I'll try to help you through to getting your keys in hand.
Before we start on this subject I'd just like to point out that the below reference material is subject to changes (soon) as Amazon is making some changes of their own.
Now that we've got that bit aside, let's proceed...
First thing to do is log into your Amazon account.
Then go to: https://portal.aws.amazon.com/gp/aws/securityCredentials (this page is on Amazon's demolition list, act fast!)
Once on the Security Credentials page, find the section of the page that's marked "Access Credentials" (no quotes). In that section you'll see a small tab control. The first tab, Access Keys, contains both your AWS Access Key and your AWS Secret Key. You'll have to click the link marked 'Show' to see your secret key. Be sure to copy and save them in a safe spot!
If you've tried the link above and found that the page is no longer there or doesn't contain the AWS keys anymore then please log into the AWS console at: https://console.aws.amazon.com/iam/home?#security_credential and we'll go from there. I'll wait here while you log in.Logged in? Good. Let's find those keys. If you've already been here and you have your keys in hand, please skip down to the next section.Now, expand the Access Keys section of the collapsible panel on the security console page. You can have a maximum of two keys. If you don't already have one then click the button marked "Create New Root Key". A popup will prompt you to download and save your keys. I highly suggest you follow it's directions and save your keys in a safe place.After you've saved the csv file, open it up to find both the AWS Access ID and the AWS Secret Key values.
Now, we need to find our Amazon Associates Tag.
To find your Associates Tag you'll need to log into the page at: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/.
If you aren't already an affiliate member, now is the time to become one - we need that tag!
Once logged in you should be taken a page with a heading of 'Welcome to Associates Central'. On that page you'll find your Associates Tag in the top, left-hand, corner of the page. It'll be something like 'blahblah-20'.
After you've got all 3 of the needed keys (I know, it's a pain in the butt to gather them all.) you can enter them into A-Z Product Finder. Once you've entered your AWS keys you should immediately be able to start using the software - providing you had entered proper keys. If you're just now joining the Amazon Affiliate Program be sure to keep an eye on your email for any notifications/confirmations that Amazon may send to you.
Step 2 - "Inserting AWS Keys"
Ok. Now that we've obtained our AWS keys it's time to get our account setup inside AZPF.Once the software has loaded you'll need to input your AWS keys in order to use it. Let's go ahead and do that now.Once the account manager window is open you can proceed to fill in your Amazon Web Service account details:
If you haven't done so already, now is the time to fire up the software. Go ahead and start it up, I'll wait.
Step 3 - "Using A-Z Product Finder"
Now that you've got your account keys entered into the software it's time to put it to work for you!
Enter in your search terms such as the product title, keywords or manufacturer. You can even search within a price range by setting the Min. Price and Max. Price fields appropriately.