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Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Learn how to control access to your AWS account and the services running in it with Identity and Access Management (IAM).

    Syllabus

  • AWS Security Hub Video — 00:05:50
    • AWS Security Hub offers a single console for a number of useful security options in AWS, including IDS with Amazon GuardDuty, vulnerability scans with Amazon Inspector, and automatic policy compliance scans with Amazon Macie.

  • Multiple Permissions Video — 00:06:13
    • To understand practical permissions you must understand multiple permissions. Permissions can come from multiple sources and they aggregate to form practical or applied permissions. In this episode, you will explore multiple permissions.

  • Multi-Factor Authentication Video — 00:07:56
    • What if you don’t trust a single authentication method, such as a username and password pair? Then you can use multi-factor authentication, which is presented in this episode.

  • Authentication Video — 00:06:17
    • AWS provides two primary authentication methods (though more can be implemented) and these are covered in this episode. Additionally, you will learn the basics of authentication.

  • Principles Video — 00:10:13
    • With any identity and access management solution, it is essential to understand the principles that can be managed, such as users and groups. This episode introduces you to the principles you will manage in AWS.

  • Shared Responsibility Model Video — 00:06:21
    • The final topic of this chapter is the shared responsibility model. AWS does not have full responsibility for the security of your cloud deployment. However, neither do you. Instead a shared responsibility model is used and it is covered here.

  • AWS Compliance Program Video — 00:06:58
    • AWS implements templates and recommended architectures that comply with various regulatory constraints under the AWS compliance program. This episode introduces the compliance program and reveals where you can get detailed information about regulations with which you must comply.

  • Key Rotation Video — 00:09:44
    • When using an access key and secret access key it is important to rotate them periodically. Key rotation principles are covered in this episode including the processes involved.

  • Authorization Policies Video — 00:12:40
    • Once authenticated, the user will have full capabilities or limited capabilities based on permissions within AWS. A primary method of permission management is authorization policy, which is covered here.

  • Root User Video — 00:06:16
    • In operating systems it is common to have a root or admin user. In AWS a root users exists as well. You must understand this root user account and the implications it introduces to management and use of AWS.

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) Overview Video — 00:07:14
    • How do you control who or what has access to your AWS account and the services running in it? The answer is Identity and Access Management (IAM) and this episode introduces the fundamental concepts of IAM.

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Course description

This course begins with an overview of the principles of identity and access management, such as users and groups, explores authentication and authorization options within AWS IAM, and covers more advanced topics, including key rotation and AWS compliance program.

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Mike Meyers, affectionately called the “Alpha Geek,” is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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