Advanced Roles and Groups Management Using IAM

Lab Steps

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Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
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Creating an IAM User Group
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Creating an IAM User
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Creating a Customer Managed Policy with Policy Generator
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Attaching a Policy to Users
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Creating an IAM Role
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Launching EC2 Instances with IAM Profile
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Connecting to the Amazon Virtual Machine Using EC2 Instance Connect
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Testing IAM from an EC2 Linux Instance

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DifficultyIntermediate
Time Limit1h 15m
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Description

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a web service that helps you securely control access to AWS resources for your users. You can specify permissions to a single user or you can use groups to specify permissions for a collection of users, which can make those permissions easier to manage for those users. Furthermore, you can use a Role to grant authorization to AWS resources without any credentials (password or access keys) directly associated with it. In this lab, you will learn the recommended AWS security best practices.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Create IAM groups
  • Create IAM users
  • Work with IAM policies
  • Work with IAM roles and instance profiles

Intended Audience

This lab is meant for:

  • Those preparing to work with AWS
  • Those preparing for certification in AWS
  • Those looking to use IAM according to secure best practice

Prerequisites

You should be familiar with:

  • AWS Management Console and AWS CLI familiarity are helpful but not required
  • Basic IAM principles are helpful but not required

Updates

September 22nd, 2021 - Updated some screenshots and converted to use EC2 Instance Connect

February 12th. 2021 - Updated the lab to resolve a permission issue when creating the role and updated screenshots to the latest console experience

July 17th, 2019- Refactored the Lab to improve the user experience

February 12th, 2019 - Insert a warning for avoiding the user checking the wrong checkbox

December 5th, 2018 - Added a validation Lab Step to check the work you perform in the Lab

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Matt has worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies as a DevOps Engineer and Solutions Architect. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, and an AWS Certified Solution Architect - Associate. He enjoys reading and learning new technologies.

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