Using IAM Policies to Define and Manage Permissions

2m 14s

This lesson covers how IAM Policies can be used to allow you to grant and restrict access to your resources within your AWS account, as well as the different types of policies and how to interpret a policy.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the different types of IAM policies you can expect to see when working within IAM
  • Learn how to implement policies effectively to build secure and robust access controls for your users
  • Learn how to read IAM policies to understand the permissions they are granting and restricting
  • Learn how policy evaluation logic operates

Intended Audience

  • AWS administrators
  • Security engineers
  • Security architects
  • Anyone who is looking to increase their knowledge of the IAM service in preparation for an AWS certification


To get the most out of this lesson, you should already have a basic understanding of AWS IAM and what the service is used for. It would also be advantageous if you had some basic hands-on experience of AWS and some of its core services, but this is not essential.

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