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Managing AWS Security and Identity

by John Hales and Brian Eiler

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.

What you'll learn

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.

Table of contents

Course Overview
2mins

About the authors

John Hales is also the author of many books, from involved technical books from Sybex and Cengage to exam preparation books, to many quick reference guides from BarCharts, in addition to custom courseware for Fortune 500 customers. His latest book on vSphere is entitled Administering vSphere 5: Planning, Implementing and Troubleshooting. He has taught in many countries in Europe (including Russia, The Netherlands, Germany, Latvia, England, France, and Ireland), the Middle East (including Israel ... more

Brian's technical background includes almost 20 years of implementing, teaching, and writing about products from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, IBM, HP, EMC, Dell, and Cisco. In addition to his other certifications, he holds VMware's advanced instructor credential (VCI-Level 2) and two of their most advanced design and implementation credentials: VCAP-DCD and VCAP-DCA. Brian has recently begun taking his classroom and field experience to the masses by authoring a number of publications, training cou... more

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