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Learn Amazon Web Services in a Month of Lunches by David Clinton

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Chapter 8. AWS security: working with IAM users, groups, and roles

The last couple of chapters showed you that Amazon S3 is a great place to store your data backups to protect you when things decide to go really wrong. But how about an early intervention? Rather than just learning how to ensure that you’ve got the data to successfully rebuild after bad stuff happens, wouldn’t it be nice if you could prevent disasters in the first place?

The trick—or most of it, at any rate—is learning how to closely control exactly who and what can access your resources. Or, in other words, how to secure your AWS account.

If your entire infrastructure consisted of a single WordPress web server managed by a single administrator (you), then all this wouldn’t ...

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