Posted On: Jul 20, 2017

Two weeks ago, we launched updates to the user list page by adding new information that helps you adhere to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) best practices. In March, we introduced policy summaries, which make it easier for you to understand the permissions in your IAM policies. 

Today, we improved the way you work with both of these new features by enabling the IAM console to remember your preferences for table column selections and IAM policy viewing and editing. 

Now when you select columns on the users list or policy list pages, the console will remember your selection and render these columns the next time you load that page. The IAM console also will remember if you last viewed a policy using the policy summary view or the JSON view. The next time you view any policy, the console will render the policy using your preferred view. Finally, the IAM console now remembers your preference for the Use autoformatting for policy editing setting, which determines whether the JSON of an IAM policy is automatically formatted or left unformatted when you save it. 

These features are now available in all regions except the AWS GovCloud (US) and the AWS China Regions. If you have feedback about the IAM console experience, let us know through the in-console feedback form or by starting a new thread on the IAM forum.