Gain an understanding of the considerations you need to think through when designing Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles. Learn about how roles are powerful constructs you can use to apply to an Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance when launching it for the first time, as it takes away the need to embed access keys on the instance itself. Learn exactly where to configure IAM roles in the AWS Web Console, under the IAM Dashboard.
- [Instructor] Roles are a critical IAM component…as they can be used to grant consistent…permission sets to both people and machines.…Roles apply to a variety of use cases.…Roles can be used to grant EC2 instance access…to resources without worrying about…maintaining access keys.…This is a crucial concept to understand,…instead of embedding access credentials…on a EC2 instance and then rotating them…to follow Security Best Practices,…you can simply have an instance assume an IAM role.…Roles are also useful for granting…existing AWS users temporary access to resources.…
For example, a user may need a higher level…of account privilege in a production emergency.…For example, you can map active directory…groups to IAM roles.…Roles are also useful when configuring mobile applications.…Instead of embedding account keys within the app itself…you can manage access to AWS resources with IAM roles.…Roles are also great tools for granting…account access to auditors…or users from other AWS accounts.…Let's visualize an example.…
Sharif Nijim couples pragmatic advice with practical examples that educate IT pros on how to create a secure infrastructure within Amazon Web Services. Sharif explores the shared responsibility model of security, which splits duties between your company and AWS, and introduces key identity and access management concepts, including users, groups, roles, and policies. Learn how to configure Identity and Access Manager (IAM) and Simple Storage Service (S3) access management, including policies and access control lists. At the end of the course, Sharif helps you prepare for the inevitable audit of your AWS account(s).
This course is also part of a series designed to help you prepare for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification exam.
- Summarize the AWS Shared Responsibility Model.
- Recall how to implement separation of duties.
- Differentiate between assigning permissions to an individual versus a group.
- Summarize how to create IAM roles.
- Describe how to secure financial access.
- Recall the steps for managing access to S3 with IAM.
- Cite the advantages of a pre-signed URL.