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Managing Access using IAM User Groups & Roles

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Duration
35m
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Description

This course explores some of the security best practices when using user groups and roles and how these can help you secure access to your resources more effectively. It also includes guided demos from the AWS platform to give you a practical understanding of the topics covered throughout the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to manage multiple users with IAM User Groups
  • Get a foundational understanding of IAM roles
  • Understand how to use AWS service roles to access AWS resources on your behalf
  • Learn how to use IAM user roles to grant temporary access for users
  • Understand how to use roles for federated access

Intended Audience

  • AWS administrator
  • Security engineer
  • Security architect
  • Anyone who's looking to increase their knowledge of the IAM service in preparation for an AWS certification

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should already have a basic understanding of AWS IAM and what the service is used for, as well as knowledge of policy types such as managed, customer, and in-line. It would also be advantageous if you had some basic hands-on experience of AWS and some of its core services, but it is not essential.

Transcript

Hello and welcome to this course where I shall be looking at how to control access to your resources using IAM User Groups and Roles when using the AWS Identity & Access Management Service, commonly referred to as IAM. I shall be looking at some of the security best practices when using User Groups and Roles and how these can help you secure access to your resources more effectively.

My name is Stuart Scott, and I'm the AWS content Director here at Cloud Academy. Feel free to connect with me to ask me any questions using the details shown on the screen, alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an e-mail to support@cloudacademy.com where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question.

The information set out in this course has been designed for those who may be in one of the following roles: an AWS administrator, security engineer, security architect, and also anyone who's looking to increase their knowledge of the IAM service in preparation for an AWS certification.

By the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of when and why you should use User Groups and Roles within IAM and how they help you control access to resources. You will also learn which type of IAM role to use and when.

As an intermediate level course, you should already have a basic understanding of AWS IAM and what the service is used for, in addition to policy types such as managed, customer and in-line. It would also be advantageous if you had some basic hands-on experience of AWS and some of it's core services, but it is not essential.

Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy is valuable to both us as trainers and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you can contact support@cloudacademy.com.

Please note that, at the time of writing this content, all course information was accurate. AWS implements hundreds of updates every month as a part of its ongoing drive to innovate and enhance its services. As a result, minor discrepancies may appear in the course content over time. But here at Cloud Academy, we strive to keep our content up to date in order to provide the best training available. So if you notice any information that is outdated, please contact support@cloudacademy.com. And this will allow us to update the course during its next release cycle. Thank you!

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.