IAM Role in AWS

In AWS IAM Roles are similar to IAM Users in that they can have policies and permissions attached to them. However, they cannot be authorized (login) and they do not really have the policies etc attached to them. They appear to have them but underneath, those policies flow down the the actual users beneath.

The idea is that Roles will help you to group users together and also that they can help you in temporarily granting a level of access or permission to a user and give you an easy way to revoke that.

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AWS IAM Notes – AWS Solutions Architect

This is some rough notes on IAM in AWS, covering IAM Roles, IAM Users and IAM Policies. The notes are aims at studying for the AWS Solutions Architect Certification and should cover the main points required for that exam.

AWS IAM can be summed up by saying that it authenticates and authorities you to and in AWS.

Root user is first user and has all permissions to everything on the account. It can’t be removed.

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