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Use IAM Roles Anywhere to help you improve security in on-premises container workloads

This blog post demonstrates how to help meet your security goals for a containerized process running outside of Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of a hybrid cloud architecture. Managing credentials for such systems can be challenging, including when a workload needs to access cloud resources. IAM Roles Anywhere lets you exchange static AWS Identity […]

Security at multiple layers for web-administered apps

In this post, I will show you how to apply security at multiple layers of a web application hosted on AWS. Apply security at all layers is a design principle of the Security pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. It encourages you to apply security at the network edge, virtual private cloud (VPC), load balancer, […]

Introducing new central configuration capabilities in AWS Security Hub

Introducing new central configuration capabilities in AWS Security Hub

As cloud environments—and security risks associated with them—become more complex, it becomes increasingly critical to understand your cloud security posture so that you can quickly and efficiently mitigate security gaps. AWS Security Hub offers close to 300 automated controls that continuously check whether the configuration of your cloud resources aligns with the best practices identified […]

Use IAM Identity Center APIs to audit and manage application assignments

You can now use AWS IAM Identity Center application assignment APIs to programmatically manage and audit user and group access to AWS managed applications. Previously, you had to use the IAM Identity Center console to manually assign users and groups to an application. Now, you can automate this task so that you scale more effectively as […]

Introducing IAM Access Analyzer custom policy checks

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer was launched in late 2019. Access Analyzer guides customers toward least-privilege permissions across Amazon Web Services (AWS) by using analysis techniques, such as automated reasoning, to make it simpler for customers to set, verify, and refine IAM permissions. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability […]

AWS Secrets Manager

How to use the BatchGetSecretValue API to improve your client-side applications with AWS Secrets Manager

AWS Secrets Manager is a service that helps you manage, retrieve, and rotate database credentials, application credentials, OAuth tokens, API keys, and other secrets throughout their lifecycles. You can use Secrets Manager to help remove hard-coded credentials in application source code. Storing the credentials in Secrets Manager helps avoid unintended or inadvertent access by anyone […]

AWS Identity and Access Management

How to use the PassRole permission with IAM roles

iam:PassRole is an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) permission that allows an IAM principal to delegate or pass permissions to an AWS service by configuring a resource such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance or AWS Lambda function with an IAM role. The service then uses that role to interact with […]

Upcoming improvements to your AWS sign-in experience

Starting in mid-2024, Amazon Web Services (AWS) will introduce a series of UI improvements to the AWS sign-in pages. Our primary focus is to revamp the UI, especially the root and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user sign-in page and switch role page. With these design updates, we aim to facilitate smoother transitions and […]

AWS Security Profile: Chris Betz, CISO of AWS

In the AWS Security Profile series, we feature the people who work in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security and help keep our customers safe and secure. This interview is with Chris Betz, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), who began his role as CISO of AWS in August of 2023. How did you get started in […]

How to use multiple instances of AWS IAM Identity Center

November 28, 2023: This blog has been updated to include Identity Center instances deployment patterns. November 22, 2023: We updated the information about account instances of Identity Center availability. Recently, AWS launched a new feature that allows deployment of account instances of AWS IAM Identity Center . With this launch, you can now have two […]