Security is a critical part of managing any infrastructure regardless of its origin and a key part of security is having the ability to identify and limit access to the platform. Amazon provides a tool known as Identity and Access Management (IAM) that allows you to set up fine-grained users and access rights to access your AWS infrastructure. Using IAM, you can ensure that all the relevant users can access your AWS resources. It also ensures that users are only able to access and interact with the resources in the manner of your choice.
For this recipe, you will need an AWS account.
The following steps will illustrate how to use the AWS IAM system to create a new user and assign suitable roles: