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Category: AWS IAM Identity Center

Conceptual model using a trusted token issuer and token exchange

Simplify workforce identity management using IAM Identity Center and trusted token issuers

December 12, 2023: We’ve updated this post to clarify that you can use both sts:audit_context and sts:identity_context can be used to create an identity-enhanced session. AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles are a powerful way to manage permissions to resources in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. IAM roles are useful when granting permissions […]

Use IAM Identity Center APIs to audit and manage application assignments

You can now use AWS IAM Identity Center application assignment APIs to programmatically manage and audit user and group access to AWS managed applications. Previously, you had to use the IAM Identity Center console to manually assign users and groups to an application. Now, you can automate this task so that you scale more effectively as […]

How to use multiple instances of AWS IAM Identity Center

November 28, 2023: This blog has been updated to include Identity Center instances deployment patterns. November 22, 2023: We updated the information about account instances of Identity Center availability. Recently, AWS launched a new feature that allows deployment of account instances of AWS IAM Identity Center . With this launch, you can now have two […]

Writing IAM Policies: Grant Access to User-Specific Folders in an Amazon S3 Bucket

November 14, 2023: We’ve updated this post to use IAM Identity Center and follow updated IAM best practices. In this post, we discuss the concept of folders in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and how to use policies to restrict access to these folders. The idea is that by properly managing permissions, you can […]

Delegating permission set management and account assignment in AWS IAM Identity Center

January 31, 2024: Updated IAM policy for use case 3 to allow the actions sso:CreateAccountAssignment and sso:ProvisionPermissionSet for resources of type permissionSet In this blog post, we look at how you can use AWS IAM Identity Center (successor to AWS Single Sign-On) to delegate the management of permission sets and account assignments. Delegating the day-to-day […]

Solution architecture to automate the review and validation of permissions for users and groups in AWS IAM Identity Center

How to automate the review and validation of permissions for users and groups in AWS IAM Identity Center

AWS IAM Identity Center (successor to AWS Single Sign-On) is widely used by organizations to centrally manage federated access to their Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. As organizations grow, it’s crucial that they maintain control of access to their environment and conduct regular reviews of existing granted permissions to maintain a good security posture. With […]

ABAC framework to control access to secrets using IAM Identity Center

Scale your authorization needs for Secrets Manager using ABAC with IAM Identity Center

With AWS Secrets Manager, you can securely store, manage, retrieve, and rotate the secrets required for your applications and services running on AWS. A secret can be a password, API key, OAuth token, or other type of credential used for authentication purposes. You can control access to secrets in Secrets Manager by using AWS Identity […]

How to use Google Workspace as an external identity provider for AWS IAM Identity Center

January 25, 2024: This post is no longer current. Please see this tutorial for the updated info. March 21, 2023: We modified the description of a permission set in the Introduction. March 8, 2023: We updated the post to reflect some name changes (G Suite is now Google Workspace; AWS Single Sign-On is now AWS […]

How to use customer managed policies in AWS IAM Identity Center for advanced use cases

September 23, 2022: This post had been updated to reflect main benefits on using CMPs with permission sets. Are you looking for a simpler way to manage permissions across all your AWS accounts? Perhaps you federate your identity provider (IdP) to each account and divide permissions and authorization between cloud and identity teams, but want […]

Getting started with AWS IAM Identity Center delegated administration

September 12, 2022: This blog post has been updated to reflect the new name of AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) – AWS IAM Identity Center. Read more about the name change here. Recently, AWS launched the ability to delegate administration of AWS IAM Identity Center (AWS IAM Identity Center) in your AWS Organizations organization to a […]