Now gain longer access to your AWS resources when switching roles in the AWS Management Console

Posted on: Jul 24, 2020

Now, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) allows IAM users to have longer access to their AWS resources when they Switch Roles in the AWS Management Console. 

IAM users can use the AWS console to temporarily gain permissions assigned to an IAM role by using Switch Role. The IAM role can be in the IAM user’s AWS account or a different AWS account. The AWS administrator who owns the IAM role, can now configure a longer session duration for when the IAM user switches to the IAM role. This capability allows the IAM user to complete longer running tasks within a single console session and saves the IAM user the effort of refreshing their switch role session.

This new feature is available in the following AWS Regions: US East (N.Virgina and Ohio), US West (N.California and Oregon), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Mumbai, Osaka-Local, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Milan, Paris and Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), South America (São Paulo). To learn more about configuring longer session durations for your IAM roles, see IAM documentation.