CHAPTER 5

Identity and Access Management and Security on AWS

In this chapter, you will

•  Be introduced to IAM

•  Learn about different types of security credentials

•  Understand users, groups, and roles

•  Learn some IAM best practices

•  Take a look at AWS platform compliance

•  Understand the shared security model

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) allows you to control individual (users) and group access to all the AWS resources in a secured way. Using IAM, you can define what each user can access in the AWS cloud. For example, you can specify which users have administrator access, which users have read-only access, which users can access certain AWS services, and so on. Using the IAM service, you can choose the services that specific ...

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