IAM Users, Groups, Roles, and Policies

Learn about IAM users, groups, roles, and policies.

We'll cover the following


In this lesson, we will cover some of the fundamental concepts associated with identity and access management (IAM). IAM is a service that provides users, groups, and policies secure access to their AWS accounts. Many of you are probably new to AWS, but some of you may already be very familiar with these concepts. We want to cover them either way because it is important knowledge for the exam. It is also a prerequisite for the rest of the course and the practical, which is halfway through this section.

We will start by understanding users in groups, roles and policies, and Multi-Factor Authentication. Then, we will create a free tier account in which you will use the skills mentioned above. We will create users, groups, policies, and finally set up Multi-Factor Authentication.

Let’s look at some of these core concepts.

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