Introduction to IAM
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This is a long-running lab that you can pause for up to 1 hour
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AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables you to securely control access to AWS services and resources for your users. The service is targeted at organizations with multiple users or systems that use AWS products such as Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, and the AWS Management Console. With IAM, you can centrally manage users, security credentials such as access keys, and permissions that control which AWS resources users can access.
During this lab experience, you will learn how to create IAM users and groups with specific policies.
Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:
- Create IAM groups
- Create IAM users
- Use IAM credentials to log in as created users
This lab is meant for:
- Those preparing to work with AWS
- Those preparing for certification in AWS
You should be familiar with:
- AWS Management Console and AWS CLI familiarity are helpful but not required
March 22nd, 2023 - Updated the instructions and screenshots for IAM user creation
February 6th, 2022 - Updated the instructions and screenshots to reflect the latest UI
September 28, 2021 - Updated to show signing into Console as a recently created user
May 4th, 2021 - Updated to reflect the latest Console experience
February 5th, 2021 - Updated to reflect the latest Console experience
July 17th, 2019 - Refactored the Lab to improve the user experience
December 5th, 2018 - Added a validation Lab Step to check the work you perform in the Lab
September 11, 2018 - Updated instructions and student permissions to work with the new AWS IAM experience
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.