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Cloud Security Automation by Prashant Priyam

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IAM best practices

As you have learned a lot about IAM, it's time to know the best practices for the AWS IAM service:

  • Do not use the root account to access AWS Console: As we read earlier, the root account is automatically created during AWS service. It is a super admin account with all the privileges and permissions. So, it's always advisable to not log in to AWS Console using the root account.
  • Do not enable access keys for the root account: We need access keys to access the AWS Console and services programmatically. It's always advised to not enable access keys for root users who have super admin rights, and also use a single sign-on account for all the AWS services. If your root account access keys or credentials are compromised, all ...

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