AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Enables Identity Federation

Posted on: Aug 3, 2011

We are excited to announce that AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) now enables “identity federation,” or the ability for you to use your existing corporate identities to grant secure and direct access to AWS resources without creating a new AWS identity for those users. This capability enables you to programmatically request security credentials, with configurable expiration and permissions, that grant your corporate identities access to AWS APIs and resources controlled by your business.

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