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Tag: running instances

Easily Replace or Attach an IAM Role to an Existing EC2 Instance by Using the EC2 Console

April 13, 2022: This blog is out of date. Please refer to this documentation for updated info: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles enable your applications running on Amazon EC2 to use temporary security credentials. IAM roles for EC2 make it easier for your applications to make API […]

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New! Attach an AWS IAM Role to an Existing Amazon EC2 Instance by Using the AWS CLI

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles enable your applications running on Amazon EC2 to use temporary security credentials that AWS creates, distributes, and rotates automatically. Using temporary credentials is an IAM best practice because you do not need to maintain long-term keys on your instance. Using IAM roles for EC2 also eliminates the need […]

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