With AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS provides a central way to manage user identities and permissions. However, creating and managing the lifecycle of IAM users in AWS can be time-consuming. This post explores how to authenticate users against Azure AD for access to one or multiple AWS accounts using SAML federation. Additionally, it includes a walkthrough on how to setup the federation across Azure AD and multiple AWS accounts.
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)‘s 10th anniversary continues with Part 2 of our blog series. Writing an IAM policy can be tricky, but don’t feel overwhelmed. Learn how the IAM visual editor helps you create policies by providing helpful documentation and the correct syntax. You’ll also learn why you should use federation due to the short-term credentials made possible by IAM roles. More tips like these can be found throughout our 4-part blog series.