Managing AWS Security and Identity

Security is one of the number-one issues for those considering moving workloads to the cloud. This course shows how to use AWS IAM services to tighten security and lock down resources.
Course info
Rating
(40)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 17, 2016
Duration
6h 57m
Table of contents
Course Overview
User Security and Identity and Access Management
Creating and Managing IAM Users
IAM Groups and Best Practices
Assigning Policies to Users and Groups
When to Use Roles Instead of Users
Auditing User Account Access
Federating Multiple AWS Accounts
Federating with External Identity Providers
Description
Course info
Rating
(40)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 17, 2016
Duration
6h 57m
Description

Follow along and go through the best practices of AWS account security from two different vantage points. In this course, Managing AWS Security and Identity, you'll learn how to configure Amazon's Identity and Access Management feature, commonly known as IAM. First, you'll discover IAM user and group security best practices and IAM policies. Next, you'll explore when and how to use IAM roles and how to account audit. Finally, you'll learn about federating multiple AWS accounts and federating AWS IAM accounts with an external identity provider, such as active directory. By the end of this course, you'll be able to properly secure your AWS accounts using policies, two-factor authentication and even permit other AWS accounts access to the resources in your account.

About the author
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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John Hales is a trainer, consultant, and courseware developer in the areas of virtualization, storage, and networking. He has published more than 60 books and has written many courses for internal use at Fortune 500 companies. He has also trained in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Brian Eiler, and welcome to our course on Managing AWS Security and Identity. This course is for anyone out there with an Amazon Web Services account or even those of you planning to create one. As you may already know, AWS accounts hold the keys to your online kingdom in the cloud. This calls for maximum security planning, even if you're a consultant like me. I have over 20 years of experience as an IT infrastructure consultant, but today my role is helping organizations like yours adopt a proper cloud strategy. Together, with my colleague, John Hales, who is also a consultant, as well as a noted AWS expert, you'll learn the do's and don'ts of AWS account security from two different vantage points. First, you'll apply what you've learned by looking through the eyes of a consultant working for a small company names Wired Brain Coffee. Then, you'll apply that same knowledge, usually in quite a different manner, to a much larger, global company names Globomantics. Through these two perspectives, you'll learn how to configure Amazon's Identity and Access Management feature, commonly known as IAM. We will explain IAM user and group security best practices, IAM policies, when and how to use IAM roles, account auditing, federating multiple AWS accounts, and finally, federating AWS IAM accounts with an external identity provider, such as Active Directory. By the end of this course, you'll be able to properly secure your AWS accounts using policies, two-factor authentication, and even permit other AWS accounts access to the resources in your account. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the basics of Amazon Web Services. For those of you that wish to follow along, we'll show you how to create an Amazon account during one of our demonstrations. I hope you'll join us on this journey to take your Amazon account security to the next level with the Managing AWS Security and Identity course at Pluralsight.