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Tag: SAML

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 […]

Figure 1: Batch AWS account creation and SSO assignment automation architecture and workflow

How to automate AWS account creation with IAM Identity Center user assignment

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. Background AWS Control Tower offers a straightforward way to set up and govern an Amazon Web Services (AWS) multi-account environment, following prescriptive best practices. […]

Figure 1: Solution architecture diagram

Configure AWS IAM Identity Center ABAC for EC2 instances and Systems Manager Session Manager

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. In this blog post, I show you how to configure AWS IAM Identity Center to define attribute-based access control (ABAC) permissions to manage Amazon […]

Authenticate AWS Client VPN users with AWS IAM Identity Center

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. AWS Client VPN is a managed client-based VPN service that enables users to use an OpenVPN-based client to securely access their resources in Amazon […]

Configure SAML single sign-on for Kibana with AD FS on Amazon Elasticsearch Service

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. It’s a common use case for customers to integrate identity providers (IdPs) with Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) to achieve single sign-on (SSO) with Kibana. This integration makes it possible for users to leverage their existing identity credentials and offers […]

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 […]

Building fine-grained authorization using Amazon Cognito, API Gateway, and IAM

June 5, 2021: We’ve updated Figure 1: User request flow. Authorizing functionality of an application based on group membership is a best practice. If you’re building APIs with Amazon API Gateway and you need fine-grained access control for your users, you can use Amazon Cognito. Amazon Cognito allows you to use groups to create a […]

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 […]

How to use G Suite as an external identity provider for AWS SSO

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. May 4, 2021: AWS IAM Identity Center (IAM Identity Center) currently does not support G Suite as an identity provider for automatic provisioning of […]

How to create SAML providers with AWS CloudFormation

August 10, 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. June 24, 2020: We updated the first 3 paragraphs of this post to provide, and link to, more information. As organizations grow, they often […]