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IAM user guide

This guide introduces you to IAM by explaining IAM features that help you apply fine-grained permissions in AWS. The guide shows you how to grant access by defining and applying IAM policies to roles and resources. Additionally, this guide explains how IAM works and how you can use IAM to control access for your users and workloads. 

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AWS STS API Reference

This AWS Security Token Service (AWS STS) documentation describes the API operations for you to programmatically assume roles in AWS. The documentation also provides sample requests, responses, and errors for the supported web service protocols.

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This IAM section of the AWS CLI Command Reference describes the AWS CLI commands you can use to administer IAM. The section also provides syntax, options, and usage examples for each command.

This AWS STS section of the AWS CLI Command Reference documentation describes the AWS CLI commands that you can use to generate temporary security credentials. The section also provides syntax, options, and usage examples for each command.

The IAM API Reference describes in detail all the API operations for IAM. This documentation also provides sample requests, responses, and errors for the supported web services protocols.
 

Other resources

Sample code and libraries: IAM-related sample code

Developer tools: Command line and GUI-based tools for use with IAM APIs

IAM discussion forum: Discussion forum for IAM-related topics

Video playlists

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A playlist of AWS Identity-related videos from re:Invent 2020 and re:Invent 2019

A variety of useful and instructive videos covering IAM and other related AWS Identity topics.

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Videos about IAM Access Analyzer, which uses automated reasoning to determine all possible access paths allowed by a resource-based policy.

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