Posted On: Jan 23, 2020

With the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy simulator, administrators can now simulate permissions boundary policies along with other permissions policies to better understand the effective permissions for IAM principals (users and roles) in their AWS environment. Additionally, developers can now use the policy simulator to debug issues related to permissions boundary policies.

In the policy simulator, administrators can now create a permissions boundary policy, assign it to an IAM principal with existing IAM policies and then simulate an AWS service action to evaluate the impact of the permissions boundary policy on the IAM principal’s effective permissions for the simulated AWS service action.

To learn more, visit Testing IAM Policies with the IAM Policy Simulator in the AWS Documentation. To get started with the policy simulator, visit the IAM Policy Simulator Console.