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Tag: IdP

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 […]

Build an end-to-end attribute-based access control strategy with AWS IAM Identity Center and Okta

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. IAM Identity CenterThis blog post discusses the benefits of using an attribute-based access control (ABAC) strategy and also describes how to use ABAC with […]

How to delegate management of identity in AWS Single Sign-On

September 26, 2022: This blog post has been updated to reflect corrections on sample codes. 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. Note on May 13, 2022: AWS IAM Identity Center […]

Rely on employee attributes from your corporate directory to create fine-grained permissions in AWS

In my earlier post Simplify granting access to your AWS resources by using tags on AWS IAM users and roles, I explained how to implement attribute-based access control (ABAC) in AWS to simplify permissions management at scale. In that scenario, I talked about relying on attributes on your IAM users and roles for access control […]

SAML Identity Federation: Follow-Up Questions, Materials, Guides, and Templates from an AWS re:Invent 2016 Workshop (SEC306)

As part of the re:Source Mini Con for Security Services at AWS re:Invent 2016, we conducted a workshop focused on Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) identity federation: Choose Your Own SAML Adventure: A Self-Directed Journey to AWS Identity Federation Mastery. As part of this workshop, attendees were able to submit their own federation-focused questions to […]

How to Set Up Uninterrupted, Federated User Access to AWS Using AD FS

Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is a common identity provider that many AWS customers use to give federated users access to the AWS Management Console. AD FS uses multiple certificates to ensure secure communication between servers and to act as authentication mechanisms. One such mechanism is called the token-signing certificate. When the token-signing certificate expires, […]