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Tag: AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Enable external pipeline deployments to AWS Cloud by using IAM Roles Anywhere

Enable external pipeline deployments to AWS Cloud by using IAM Roles Anywhere

October 3, 2023: We updated this post to include the requirement for AWS Toolkit for Azure DevOps in the walkthrough. Continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) services help customers automate deployments of infrastructure as code and software within the cloud. Common native Amazon Web Services (AWS) CI/CD services include AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS […]

How to implement cryptographic modules to secure private keys used with IAM Roles Anywhere

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Roles Anywhere enables workloads that run outside of Amazon Web Services (AWS), such as servers, containers, and applications, to use X.509 digital certificates to obtain temporary AWS credentials and access AWS resources, the same way that you use IAM roles for workloads on AWS. Now, IAM Roles Anywhere allows […]

Validate IAM policies by using IAM Policy Validator for AWS CloudFormation and GitHub Actions

Validate IAM policies by using IAM Policy Validator for AWS CloudFormation and GitHub Actions

April 15, 2024: AWS has launched two new GitHub Actions that can be used to simplify some of the steps covered in this blog post. Click here to learn more abbot the new GitHub actions for AWS CloudFormation and HashiCorp’s Terraform. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to automate the validation of AWS […]

Multi-account diagram for sharing your IPAM pool from a networking account in the Infrastructure OU to accounts in the Development OU

Configure fine-grained access to your resources shared using AWS Resource Access Manager

You can use AWS Resource Access Manager (AWS RAM) to securely, simply, and consistently share supported resource types within your organization or organizational units (OUs) and across AWS accounts. This means you can provision your resources once and use AWS RAM to share them with accounts. With AWS RAM, the accounts that receive the shared […]

Migrating your secrets to AWS Secrets Manager, Part 2: Implementation

Migrating your secrets to AWS Secrets Manager, Part 2: Implementation

In Part 1 of this series, we provided guidance on how to discover and classify secrets and design a migration solution for customers who plan to migrate secrets to AWS Secrets Manager. We also mentioned steps that you can take to enable preventative and detective controls for Secrets Manager. In this post, we discuss how […]

An organization using TEAM alongside IAM Identity Center

Temporary elevated access management with IAM Identity Center

AWS recommends using automation where possible to keep people away from systems—yet not every action can be automated in practice, and some operations might require access by human users. Depending on their scope and potential impact, some human operations might require special treatment. One such treatment is temporary elevated access, also known as just-in-time access. […]

Use IAM roles to connect GitHub Actions to actions in AWS

Use IAM roles to connect GitHub Actions to actions in AWS

May 22, 2023: We updated the post to reflect case sensitivity in the IDP entered: https://token.actions.githubusercontent.com. The IDP created in this post should be entered in lowercase through the post. Have you ever wanted to initiate change in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account after you update a GitHub repository, or deploy updates in an […]

Top 2021 AWS service launches security professionals should review – Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we shared an overview of some of the most important 2021 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security service and feature launches. In this follow-up, we’ll dive deep into additional launches that are important for security professionals to be aware of and understand across all AWS services. There have already […]