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Tag: Identity

Establishing a data perimeter on AWS: Analyze your account activity to evaluate impact and refine controls

A data perimeter on Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a set of preventive controls you can use to help establish a boundary around your data in AWS Organizations. This boundary helps ensure that your data can be accessed only by trusted identities from within networks you expect and that the data cannot be transferred outside […]

AWS IAM Identity Center

How to use AWS managed applications with IAM Identity Center: Enable Amazon Q without migrating existing IAM federation flows

AWS IAM Identity Center is the preferred way to provide workforce access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts, and enables you to provide workforce access to many AWS managed applications, such as Amazon Q. As we continue to release more AWS managed applications, customers have told us they want to onboard to IAM Identity Center […]

The curious case of faster AWS KMS symmetric key rotation

Today, AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) is introducing faster options for automatic symmetric key rotation. We’re also introducing rotate on-demand, rotation visibility improvements, and a new limit on the price of all symmetric keys that have had two or more rotations (including existing keys). In this post, I discuss all those capabilities and changes. […]

Cognito Architecture

Detecting and remediating inactive user accounts with Amazon Cognito

For businesses, particularly those in highly regulated industries, managing user accounts isn’t just a matter of security but also a compliance necessity. In sectors such as finance, healthcare, and government, where regulations often mandate strict control over user access, disabling stale user accounts is a key compliance activity. In this post, we show you a […]

How to access AWS resources from Microsoft Entra ID tenants using AWS Security Token Service

Use of long-term access keys for authentication between cloud resources increases the risk of key exposure and unauthorized secrets reuse. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has developed a solution to enable customers to securely authenticate Azure resources with AWS resources using short-lived tokens to reduce risks to secure authentication. In this post, we guide you through […]

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Modern web application authentication and authorization with Amazon VPC Lattice

When building API-based web applications in the cloud, there are two main types of communication flow in which identity is an integral consideration: User-to-Service communication: Authenticate and authorize users to communicate with application services and APIs Service-to-Service communication: Authenticate and authorize application services to talk to each other To design an authentication and authorization solution for these […]

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 […]

Enable Security Hub partner integrations across your organization

AWS Security Hub offers over 75 third-party partner product integrations, such as Palo Alto Networks Prisma, Prowler, Qualys, Wiz, and more, that you can use to send, receive, or update findings in Security Hub. We recommend that you enable your corresponding Security Hub third-party partner product integrations when you use these partner solutions. By centralizing […]

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 […]