Implementing Cross-Account Access Using IAM

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This lesson focuses on how to implement cross-account access using IAM roles. It will explain what cross-account access is and why you would implement it. It then looks at the key steps involved in its configuration before a demonstration is given to show you how to implement it.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you will understand the core principles of cross-account access using IAM, as well as have the knowledge of how to implement and configure it within your own accounts.

Intended Audience

This lesson has been created for anyone who is responsible for access control across multiple AWS accounts using the Identity and Access Management service.


To get the most from this lesson, you should be familiar with the basic concepts of AWS IAM and how to assign permissions. As such, this lesson has been set at an intermediate level.

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