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Understanding AWS Database Authentication & Access Controls

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Course Introduction
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Introduction
PREVIEW2m 10s
Course Conclusion
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Summary
4m 58s
Introduction
Overview
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
24m
Students
419
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Description

This course covers the different options available to you to enable you to authenticate to your Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB Databases. You'll learn about the difference between authentication and authorization, as well as Identity and Access Management, and how to authenticate to Amazon RDS, and DynamoDB.

If you have any feedback relating to this course, feel free to contact us at support@cloudacademy.com.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the differences between authentication and authorization  
  • Understand the key components of IAM used for access control and authentication
  • Learn the authentication methods used to access RDS databases across different DB engines
  • Learn the authentication controls of Amazon DynamoDB

Intended Audience

This course has been designed to assist those who are responsible for securing, designing, and operating AWS Database solutions. It is also ideal for anyone who is looking to take the AWS Certified Database - Specialty exam.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic awareness of AWS database services, in addition to AWS Identity & Access Management.

Transcript

Hello and welcome to this course which will look at the different options available to you to enable you to authenticate to both your Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB Databases.

Before we start I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Stuart Scott, and I am the AWS content and security lead here at Cloud Academy.  Feel free to connect with me to ask 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.

This course has been designed to assist those who are responsible for securing, designing, and operating AWS Database solutions, also it would be advantageous to anyone who is looking to take the AWS Certified Database - Specialty exam.

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Define the differences between authentication and authorization  
  • Highlight the key components of IAM used for access control and authentication
  • Explain the authentication methods used to access RDS databases across different DB engines
  • Explain the authentication controls of Amazon DynamoDB

As a prerequisite to this course, it would be beneficial to have a basic awareness of AWS database services, in addition to AWS Identity & Access Management. For more information on these services, please see our existing courses here:

AWS Database Fundamentals: https://cloudacademy.com/course/aws-database-fundamentals-aws-180/

AWS: Overview of AWS Identity & Access Management: https://cloudacademy.com/course/overview-of-aws-identity-and-access-management-iam/

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 could 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 part of its ongoing drive to innovate and enhance its services.

As a result, minor discrepancies may appear in the course content over time. 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. This will allow us to update the course during its next release cycle.

Thank you! 

About the Author
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Stuart Scott
AWS Content Director
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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 90+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 140,000 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.