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Tag: Credentials

Introducing AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio support for AWS SSO and Assume Role with MFA

The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio uses locally stored credentials to help you develop, debug, and deploy .NET applications that use Amazon Web Services. These credentials inform the Toolkit which AWS account it is working with, and gate whether or not the Toolkit is allowed to perform actions against an account. It is common for […]

Referencing Credentials using Profiles

There are a number of ways to provide AWS credentials to your .NET applications. One approach is to embed your credentials in the appSettings sections of your App.config file. While this is easy and convenient, your AWS credentials might end up getting checked into source control or published to places that you didn’t mean. A […]

Using Credentials from AWS Security Token Service

A recent post on the AWS PHP Development forum inspired me to write a quick post about how to use credentials vended by AWS Security Token Service with the AWS SDK for PHP. What is AWS Security Token Service? AWS Security Token Service (AWS STS) is a web service that enables you to request temporary, […]

Providing credentials to the AWS SDK for PHP

In order to authenticate requests, the AWS SDK for PHP requires credentials in the form of an AWS access key ID and secret access key. In this post, we’ll discuss how to configure credentials in the AWS SDK for SDK. Configuring credentials There are several methods that can be used for configuring credentials in the […]

Credential Providers (Credential Management Part 3)

In part 1 of this series, I wrote about how to configure your access credentials with the AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem). In part 2 we learned how to rotate your access credentials using the aws-sdk gem. This week we explore credential providers and how they can help you keep your secrets safe and […]

Rotating Credentials (Credential Management Part 2)

In a previous blog post I wrote about ways to securely configure your AWS access credentials when using the aws-sdk gem. This week I want to talk about a security best practice, credential rotation. Did you know that AWS recommends that you rotate your access keys every 90 days? Even if you are very careful […]

Credential Management – Part 1

When using AWS, it is important to keep your access credentials secure. It can be challenging to make your credentials available to your application securely. The AWS SDK for Ruby provides a number of helpful interfaces for configuring your credentials that help you keep your secrets safe. This blog post focuses on securely configuring the […]