Getting Started
Introduction to IAM1m 12s
IAM basic concepts3m 17s
Enabling MFA3m 45s
Using IAM
Users and Groups7m 3s
Everything about Roles5m 31s
Creating custom Policies4m 51s
Practical example
Logging IAM events on CloudTrail5m 26s

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Duration31m 5s


As your organization grows, more and more people are going to need access to your cloud resources. The ability to create and assign granular permissions is crucial to ensure the safety of your data and to avoid unauthorized access to reserved information.

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the AWS tool that gives you centralized control over your AWS resources. It allows you to create fine-grained policies using JSON syntax to grant unique privileges to each and every available resource. This course will tell you everything you need to know to get started hardening your infrastructure.

Who should take this course

As a beginner to intermediate course, you'll require no previous experience, nevertheless some knowledge of AWS and its main services (like EC2 and S3) would really help you better understanding the concepts you'll encounter. You may therefore want to check out our Introduction to AWS and some of our other AWS courses before tackling this tutorial.

As a follow up, check out our IAM questions. You will learn more about the topic both while answering and following through the associated documentation.

Do you have questions on this course? Contact our cloud experts in our community forum.

About the Author

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David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.

Having worked directly with all kinds of technology, David derives great pleasure from completing projects that draw on as many tools from his toolkit as possible.

Besides being a Linux system administrator with a strong focus on virtualization and security tools, David writes technical documentation and user guides, and creates technology training videos.

His favorite technology tool is the one that should be just about ready for release tomorrow. Or Thursday.

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