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Tag: 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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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. […]

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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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The AWS Web Identity Federation Playground

We added support for Amazon, Facebook, and Google identity federation to AWS IAM earlier this year. This poweful and important feature gives you the ability to grant temporary security credentials to users managed outside of AWS. In order to help you to learn more about how this feature works and to make it easier for […]

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IAM Policies for User-Specific S3 Buckets

AWS Identity and Access Management is very powerful and very flexible. My colleague Elliot Yamaguchi has written a blog post that shows you how to use IAM to create a policy which implements folder-level permissions within an Amazon S3 bucket. By using this policy, you can allow hundreds of users to safely share a single […]

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