AWS Security Blog

Tag: IAM

New Playground App to Explore Web Identity Federation with Amazon, Facebook, and Google

In May 2013, we announced support for federation using identities Amazon, Facebook, and Google (a.k.a. web identity federation), which allows your apps to authenticate users via Amazon, Facebook, or Google and then access AWS resources managed under your account. To help you understand how web identity federation works, today we’re releasing the Web Identity Federation […]

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Resource-Level Permissions for EC2–Controlling Management Access on Specific Instances

Note: As of March 28, 2017,  Amazon EC2 supports tagging on creation, enforced tag usage, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) resource-level permissions, and enforced volume encryption. See New – Tag EC2 Instances & EBS Volumes on Creation on the AWS Blog for more information. We are happy to announce that we launched resource-level permissions […]

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Generating IAM Policies in Code

If you’ve worked with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies, you know that they’re expressed as JSON documents. For example, here’s a policy that grants permission to perform some actions in our Amazon Glacier storage service: { “Version”: “2012-10-17”, “Statement”: [ { “Action”: [ “glacier:ListVaults”, “glacier:DescribeVault”, “glacier:GetVaultNotifications” ], “Effect”: “Allow”, “Resource”: “*” } ] } […]

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

Many of you have asked how to construct an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy with folder-level permissions for Amazon S3 buckets. This week’s guest blogger Elliot Yamaguchi, Technical Writer on the IAM team, will explain the basics of writing that type of policy. To show you how to create a policy with folder-level […]

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New AWS Web Identity Federation Supports Amazon.com, Facebook, and Google identities

Log into Facebook or Google, then access AWS resources? Impossible (well, perhaps difficult…) you say – until now. On 5/28 the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) team launched web identity federation. This new feature expands existing AWS identity federation capabilities to include support for public identity providers such as Facebook, Google, or the newly […]

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Understanding the API Options for Securely Delegating Access to Your AWS Account

Thinking about building a secure delegation solution to grant temporary access to your AWS account?  This week’s guest blogger Kai Zhao, Product Manager on our AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) team, will discuss some considerations when deciding on an approach: Introduction Using temporary security credentials (“sessions”) enables you to securely delegate access to your AWS environment […]

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Two Big Announcements from AWS Compliance: SOC 3 Report Now Available and All SOC Reports Include New Services and New Region in Scope

AWS is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the AWS Service Organization Control (SOC) 3 report, which you can freely distribute. This report on AWS security practices enables you and your stakeholders to validate that AWS has obtained independent auditor assurance, which attests to our alignment with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants […]

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Writing IAM Policies: How to Grant Access to an Amazon S3 Bucket

In this post, we’ll address a common question about how to write an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy to grant read-write access to an Amazon S3 bucket.  Doing so helps you control who can access your data stored in Amazon S3. You can grant either programmatic access or AWS Management Console access to […]

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