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Category: AWS Identity and Access Management

New Resource-Level Permissions for AWS OpsWorks

My colleague Chris Barclay reports on an important new feature for AWS OpsWorks! — Jeff; I am pleased to announce that AWS OpsWorks now supports resource-level permissions. AWS OpsWorks is an application management service that lets you provision resources, deploy and update software, automate common operational tasks, and monitor the state of your environment. You […]

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Amazon EC2 Resource-Level Permissions for RunInstances

Derek Lyon sent me a really nice guest post to introduce an important new EC2 feature! — Jeff; I am happy to announce that Amazon EC2 now supports resource-level permissions for the RunInstances API. This release enables you to set fine-grained controls over the AMIs, Snapshots, Subnets, and other resources that can be used when […]

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AWS Identity and Access Management Policy Simulator

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM for short) lets you control access to AWS services and resources using access control policies. IAM includes a large collection of prebuilt policies, and you can also create your own. IAM policies are comprised of policy statements. Each statement either allows or denies access to some AWS services (at […]

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Federated Users and Temporary Security Credentials for AWS CloudFormation

My colleague Chetan Dandekar brings word of a powerful enhancement to AWS CloudFormation that will make it an even better fit for large-scale corporate deployments. — Jeff; AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of AWS resources. Today, we added support for the CloudFormation APIs to […]

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Enable Single Sign-On to the AWS Management Console via Shibboleth

One of the most powerful features of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is its ability to issue temporary security credentials and grant controlled access to people in a network without having to define individual identities for each user (i.e., identity federation). This enables customers to extend their existing authentication systems and allow users to Single […]

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Resource-Level Permissions for EC2 and RDS Resources

With AWS being put to use in an ever-widening set of use cases across organizations of all shapes and sizes, the need for additional control over the permissions granted to users and to applications has come through loud and clear.  This need for control becomes especially pronounced at the enterprise level. You don’t want the […]

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AWS IAM Now Supports Amazon, Facebook, and Google Identity Federation

Jeff Wierer, Principal Product Manager on the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) team sent along a guest post to introduce a powerful new federation feature. — Jeff; In a previous blog post we discussed how AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) supports identity federation by allowing developers to grant temporary security credentials to users […]

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