Posted On: Apr 16, 2020
Prior to this launch, Snowball devices were securely protected by requiring a user to provide an unlock code and a manifest file. Any user with those credentials had full access to the device. Now with IAM for Snowball, after unlocking a device, you can easily create and manage AWS users and utilize permissions to allow and deny their access to the AWS resources on your Snowball device. With this enhancement, if you have multiple users operating the same Snowball device, you can ensure that each user is granted the appropriate permissions.
If you have applications using API operations to issue AWS IAM, Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, or AWS STS commands on Snowball, please note that for devices ordered after November 2, 2020, you must specify the region in these commands as "snow".