Learn about IAM Users, Groups, and Roles.
- As we start looking at Amazon security objects,…we're going to dive in to IAM,…or Identity and Access Management objects.…There are a number of key types…but I've highlighted the ones that…you'll use most often in this slide.…First, there's IAM users, and these are user accounts…for people, users, also for servers or services…in some cases, and then there's a special user…called the root user, or the initial creator of the account.…
The next type of object is an IAM group,…and generally these are used as containers…for users so you add users to groups.…The next type is an IAM role, and this is a type…of object that's often used in lieu of using a user…for services, particularly around EC2.…The idea is that you have a role rather than a user,…that's associated for services.…Now, for users, groups, and roles, the way that…they get their permissions to perform actions…on Amazon objects is through IAM policies.…
IAM policies can be associated to users, groups, or roles.…Best practice is to associate IAM policies for users…
- 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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