How AWS IAM is Used to Securely Manage Access

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This lesson provides an overview of the AWS Identity & Access Management Service, commonly referred to as IAM, along with its core features. This is a key security service within AWS and is likely to be one of the first security services you will use and come across allowing you to manage specific access controls within your environment for your users.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what is meant identity and access management and the difference between authentication, authorization, and access control
  • Learn the components of IAM as well as its reporting features

Intended Audience

  • AWS Administrators
  • Security Engineers
  • Security Architects
  • Anyone who is looking to increase their knowledge of the IAM service in preparation for an AWS certification


To get the most out of this lesson, you should have some basic hands-on experience of AWS and some of its core services, but it is not essential.

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