IAM user

You create an IAM user in AWS as an entity to allow people to sign into the AWS Management Console or to make requests to AWS services from your programs using CLI or API. An IAM user can be a person, an application, or an AWS service that interacts with other AWS services in one way or another. When you create a user in IAM, you provide it with a name and a password that is required to sign into the AWS Management Console. Additionally, you can also provision up to two access keys for an IAM user consisting of the access key ID and a secret access key, that are needed to make requests to AWS from CLI or API.

As we know, by default IAM users have no permissions, so you need to give this brand new user permissions either by assigning ...

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