AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Concepts

By Kesha Williams

Learn identity and access management concepts, including managing users and resources.

1 hour
  • 20 Lessons
  • 1 Hands-On Lab

About the course

As more and more companies continue to deploy applications to the cloud, the concept of identity and access management is critical when you want to ensure appropriate protection of your data and applications and limit any unintended access or actions. Identity and Access Management (IAM) Concepts provides a basic introduction to IAM’s base concepts across all cloud vendors. If you have a non-technical background and want to understand the basics of identity management, access management, and security in the cloud, this course is for you.

In this course, we cover:

  • The key security concepts and components that comprise identity and access management.
  • The easy steps to manage users and services needing access to your resources.
  • The process to manage access permissions in a scalable and maintainable way.
  • Chapter 1 1 Lesson Introduction 1:57

    Course Introduction

  • Chapter 2 6 Lessons Introduction to Identity and Access Management 15:42

    Section Introduction


    Understanding IAM


    Understanding Authentication vs. Authorization


    Exploring Security Credentials


    Accessing IAM


    Section Review

  • Chapter 3 6 Lessons Identities 14:04

    Section Introduction


    Understanding Identities


    Exploring the Principle of Least Privilege


    Understanding Groups


    Managing Identities


    Section Review

  • Chapter 4 6 Lessons Access Management 11:56

    Section Introduction


    Understanding Policies


    Understanding Roles


    Managing Access


    Creating a New User With Limited Permissions Using the AWS Management Console

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Section Review

  • Chapter 5 1 Lesson Conclusion 2:13

    Conclusion and What’s Next


What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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