Introduction to IAM

Lab Steps

lock
Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
lock
Creating an IAM Group
lock
Creating an IAM User
lock
Logging in using the new IAM credentials

The hands-on lab is part of these learning paths

AWS Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02) Certification Preparation for AWS
course-steps 29 certification 1 lab-steps 11 description 4
SysOps Administrator – Associate Certification Preparation for AWS
course-steps 34 certification 5 lab-steps 30 quiz-steps 4 description 5
Certified Developer – Associate Certification Preparation for AWS
course-steps 29 certification 5 lab-steps 22 description 2
Security - Specialty Certification Preparation for AWS
course-steps 23 certification 2 lab-steps 12 quiz-steps 5
more_horiz See 2 more

Ready for the real environment experience?

DifficultyBeginner
Time Limit1h
Students7393
Ratings
4.6/5
star star star star star-half

Description

Lab Overview

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.

Learning Objectives

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

Intended Audience

This lab is meant for:

  • Those preparing to work with AWS
  • Those preparing for certification in AWS

Prerequisites

You should be familiar with:

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

Updates

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

Environment before
PREVIEW
arrow_forward
Environment after
PREVIEW

About the Author

Students24784
Labs40
Learning paths1

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