Identity & Access Management
Key Management Service (KMS)
AWS Secrets Manager
AWS Web Application Firewall
AWS Firewall Manager
The course is part of this learning path
This course looks at the key Security services within AWS relevant to the SysOps Administrator - Associate exam. The core to security is Identity & Access Management, commonly referred to as IAM. This service manages identities and their permissions that are able to access your AWS resources and so understanding how this service works and what you can do with it will help you to maintain a secure AWS environment. In addition to IAM, this course covers a range of other security services covering encryption and access control
- Learn about identity and access management on AWS including users, groups & roles, IAM policies, MFA, 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
- Learn how to manage data protection through encryption services such as the Key Management Service (KMS) and CloudHSM
- Learn how to secure your AWS accounts using AWS Organizations
- Understand how to configure and monitor AWS WAF, Firewall Manager, and Shield
- Learn the fundamentals of access control via federation using AWS Cognito and AWS SSO
The Basics, at its core, Amazon Cognito is an authentication and user management service. It has a strong integration with third-party identity providers such as Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon. It also allows you to federate identities from your own active directory services so that your AD users can have access to your own external web and mobile applications. Amazon Cognito's features can easily be broken down into two different topics, Amazon Cognito User Pools and Amazon Cognito Identity Pools. Everything else that you can do with the service is derived from these two things. So let's take a look at Amazon Cognito User Pools first and then we can take a look at Identity Pools after.
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.
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