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Using IAM Policies to Define and Manage Permissions

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Define and Manage Permissions with AWS IAM
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Introduction
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Summary
4m 15s
Introduction
Overview
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
37m
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Description

This course 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

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. 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.

Transcript

Hello, and welcome to this course, where I shall be looking at how IAM Policies can be used to allow you to both grant and restrict access to your resources within your AWS account. I shall be looking at the different types of policies, in addition to the syntax of them, and how to interpret a policy. My name is Stuart Scott, and I'm the AWS Content Director 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 email 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 anyone who is 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 the different types of IAM policies you can expect to see when working within IAM; how to implement policies effectively to build secure and robust access controls for your users; how to read IAM policies to understand the permissions they are granting and restricting; and how policy evaluation logic operates.

As an intermediate course, 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.

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.

About the Author
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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.

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