Learn the best practices for the AWS root user account and create an account and login as a non-root user.
- [Instructor] Now, as I mentioned in the previous movie,…there is only one AWS root user account…per Amazon account,…so one email per AWS account is the root user.…This is the person who set up the account,…they get the root credentials.…And this is similar to domain administrator…for an internal network.…A very important best practice…is that no one should be logging in…with the root account in a production environment…and the AWS root account should always use…multi-factor authentication.…Now, let's look at working with different user accounts…and logging in in the console.…
And actually before we do that…I'm going to refer you to this Amazon documentation…that describes a list of tasks…that require root user access…and it's a pretty small list…and you can see it here.…One of the objections I get…typically from DevOps people…is that they have to use root in order to do their daily job…and I will push back on that…and refer them to this list…and say these actions are the ones…that require root access…and this is really not actions…
- Security and governance approaches
- Service cost predictability
- Protecting data in-flight and at-rest
- IAM best practices
- Security via AWS Inspector, AWS Trusted Advisor, and AWS KMS
- Console tools for cost control
- Total service costs for AWS
- Using the AWS billing dashboard
- Third-party security and governance tools
- Approaches to security and cost control
Skill Level Advanced
1. Security and Governance Approaches
2. Security and Governance for Services
3. AWS Tools for Security and Governance
4. Advanced and Third-Party Tools
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