Course info
Feb 26, 2019
2h 21m

At the core of Identity and Access Management (IAM) usage in AWS is a thorough knowledge of policies and permissions. In this course, Identity and Access Management on AWS: Policies and Permissions, you’ll learn how to choose the appropriate policy type, create and manage custom policies, and determine the effective policies given a scenario. First, you’ll learn what policies are and how they are structured, along with the various types available. Next, you’ll explore how to evaluate policies, including the Policy Simulator tool to determine the exact policies that are in place and from where permissions are granted or denied. Finally, you’ll discover how to use advanced policy options, including policy conditions and permission boundaries to control the exact policies desired in a very fine-grained way. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a strong foundational knowledge of policies and permissions to provide the authorization to perform tasks in AWS that will help you as you secure your AWS infrastructure.

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About the author

Brian is an energetic trainer and consultant with nearly 20 years of technical experience in datacenter management and design. As a virtualization instructor, Brian spends much of his time discussing the impact and intricacies of Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC), Software Defined Networking (SDN), and Software Defined Storage (SDS).

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Course Overview
Figuring out who should be able to do what is hard enough. Why make it more complex than it needs to be? In this video series on Amazon Web Services, I'll show you how to create and manage security policies and their permissions within AWS's Identity and Access Management service. In our quest for knowledge, we'll explore the various types of policies including some tips on when to use each. You'll learn how to create new policies, both the easy way and also the hard way using JavaScript Object Notation because sometimes it's actually quicker to just edit the text in the policy. Plus, you can always cheat and copy one of the many AWS manage policies and then just edit it to suit your needs. I'll show you how to easily read and understand the function of your policies using policy summaries. And no course on AWS IAM would be complete without showing you the wonders of the policy simulator, a tool that will save you countless hours of frustration.