In this lesson, we will be examining AWS Artifact, a free self-service resource that provides you with immediate access to AWS security and compliance reports, as well as the ability to view and accept agreements with AWS at both the account and organization level.

Learning Objectives

The objective of this lesson is to introduce you to AWS Artifact and explain how it is used to view compliance reports and accept legally binding agreements with AWS.

Intended Audience

This lesson is ideal for those who have a responsibility for managing governance, preparing audit compliance documentation, or anyone who is unfamiliar with the AWS Artifact service and is simply looking to learn more about it at an introductory level.


As a prerequisite to this lesson, you should have a very basic understanding of AWS and cloud computing. This is an introductory lesson that will cover the basics of AWS Artifact.

About the Author
Danny Jessee, opens in a new tab
AWS Certification Specialist
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Danny has over 20 years of IT experience as a software developer, cloud engineer, and technical trainer. After attending a conference on cloud computing in 2009, he knew he wanted to build his career around what was still a very new, emerging technology at the time — and share this transformational knowledge with others. He has spoken to IT professional audiences at local, regional, and national user groups and conferences. He has delivered in-person classroom and virtual training, interactive webinars, and authored video training courses covering many different technologies, including Amazon Web Services. He currently has nine active AWS certifications, including certifications at the Professional and Specialty level.

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