Documentation

IAM user guide

Introduces you to AWS Identity and Access Management, helps you set up users and groups, and shows you how to protect your resources with access control policies. Also shows how to connect to other identity services to grant external users access to your AWS resources.

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Describes the AWS CLI commands that you can use to generate temporary security credentials. Provides syntax, options, and usage examples for each command.

Describes the AWS CLI commands that you can use to administer IAM. Provides syntax, options, and usage examples for each command.

STS API Reference

Describes all the API operations for AWS STS in detail. Also provides sample requests, responses, and errors for the supported web services protocols.

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Describes all the API operations for AWS Identity and Access Management in detail. Also provides sample requests, responses, and errors for the supported web services protocols.
 
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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

Blog posts

Below is a list of announcements about IAM-related functionality published since 2010.
 
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