How IAM is used to securely manage access
Managing user identities with long term credentials in IAM
Managing access using IAM user groups & roles
Using IAM policies to define and manage permissions
Fundamentals of KMS
Securing Access to Your AWS KMS Keys
AWS Web Application Firewall
AWS Firewall Manager
Using AWS Network Firewalls to Secure Your VPCs
AWS Security Hub Overview
Other AWS Security Services
AWS IAM Identity Center
AWS Secrets Manager
This section of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional learning path introduces the key identity management, security, and encryption services within AWS relevant to the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam. Core to security is AWS Identity & Access Management commonly referred to as IAM. This service manages identities and their permissions that can access your AWS resources, so understanding how this service works and what you can do with it will help you to maintain a secure AWS environment. IAM is an important service in ensuring your resources are secure.
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- Learn about identity and access management on AWS, including users, groups & roles, IAM policies, MFA, identity federation, and cross-account access
- Learn the fundamentals of AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF), including what it is, when to use it, how it works, and why use it
- Understand how to configure and monitor AWS WAF
- Learn about AWS Firewall Manager and its components
- Learn how to configure AWS Shield
- Learn the fundamentals of AWS Cognito
How about we talk about the AWS Firewall Manager, what it is, and how can it help with any of the deployment models we just talked about for AWS Network Firewall? As the number of networks grow, so does the complexity of managing them to make sure that you can respond to events quickly or update rules and policies for all your firewalls with just a few clicks. Using the AWS Firewall Manager, you can manage all your firewall rules across all your accounts and applications, completely integrated with AWS organizations. The AWS Firewall Manager doesn't just handle the AWS network firewall, but for the purpose of this course, we're only going to focus on why you might want to deploy the AWS Firewall Manager when using or deploying AWS network firewall. As a team, managing all the security in compliance C controls can be daunting from auditing to remediation.
The AWS Firewall Manager allows you to manage the AWS Network Firewall rules and security policies at scale, all in one place. Some additional things are prerequisites to consider before deploying the AWS Firewall Manager is that your company must be set up in an AWS organization with all features enabled. You must delegate one of the AWS accounts as a Firewall administrator. AWS Config needs to be enabled for all accounts allowing the AWS Firewall Manager to detect when new resources are created. And last, AWS Resource Access Manager needs to be enabled to allow the modification of any network firewall configurations.
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 six active AWS certifications, including certifications at the Professional and Specialty level.