June 22, 2019

A short introduction to AWS IAM, including Roles

IAM stands for Identity and Access Management. It is the service that lets you manage authentication and authorization within your AWS account. Authentication and Authorisation in AWS are based on six building blocks1: Account, User, Group, Policy, Action and Role. Everything I write here, and much more, can be found in the AWS documentation. This post is nothing more than a quick introduction to get you started with the basics. Read more