Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

45 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a service that allows AWS customers to manage user access and permissions for their accounts, as well as available APIs/services within AWS. IAM can manage users and security credentials (such as API access keys), and allow users to access AWS resources.

In this lab, we will walk through the foundations of IAM. We’ll focus on user and group management, as well as how to assign access to specific resources using IAM-managed policies. We’ll learn how to find the login URL, where AWS users can log in to their account, and explore this from a real-world use case perspective.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Add the Users to the Proper Groups

Add the following users to their proper groups:

  • user-1 should be in the S3-Support group.
  • user-2 should be in the EC2-Support group.
  • user-3 should be in the EC2-Admin group.
Use the IAM Sign-In Link to Sign In as a User

Copy the IAM user sign-in link in the AWS console, open an incognito window, and sign in as user-1, user-2, and user-3 with the passwords provided on the lab page.

Additional Resources

Ensure you are using the N. Virginia (us-east-1) Region.

  • user-1 password: 3Kk6!AY36^5h1rolJYb@C
  • user-2 password: 3Kk6!AY36^5h1rolJYb@C
  • user-3 password: 3Kk6!AY36^5h1rolJYb@C

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