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Tag: AWS Identity and Access Management

AWS CloudTrail Update – Seven New Services & Support From CloudCheckr

AWS CloudTrail records the API calls made in your AWS account and publishes the resulting log files to an Amazon S3 bucket in JSON format, with optional notification to an Amazon SNS topic each time a file is published. Our customers use the log files generated CloudTrail in many different ways. Popular use cases include […]

Important AWS Account Key Change Coming on April 21, 2014

As of April 21, 2014, you will no longer be able to retrieve the existing secret access key(s) for your AWS (root) account. If you have become dependent on this feature, you should download your key from the legacy security credentials page now and then save it in a safe and secure location. Better yet, […]

MFA Protection for Cross-Account Access

Shon Shah, Senior Product Manager on the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) team, sent along a guest post announcing new IAM functionality that enables you to enforce multi-factor authentication (MFA) when providing programmatic access across AWS accounts. — Jeff; IAM roles enable you to grant an IAM user in one AWS account access to […]

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 […]

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 […]

AWS Identity and Access Management Using SAML

Ben Brauer, Senior Product Manager on the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) team, sent along a guest post describing a new, industry standard way to do identity federation with AWS. — Jeff; Over the years, weve had a number of blog posts that described how AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables identity federation. […]

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 […]

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 […]