User Management


  • Policy Conditions Video — 00:08:22
    • Policy conditions impact when and how a policy is applied in AWS. In this episode you will see how to create an IAM policy and define policy conditions.

  • Principle of Least Privilege Video — 00:05:11
    • One of the biggest and most common mistakes made in security management is granting too many permissions to a user. The principle of least privilege can assist in preventing this and it is covered in this episode.

  • Password Policies Video — 00:09:09
    • With your user accounts, you will want to have strong passwords. AWS can help you with this through the implementation of password policies and you will learn how to use them in this episode.

  • CloudTrail Video — 00:11:56
    • When you have IAM users, groups, roles and policies defined, it’s time to think about how you will track or log everything that’s going on in AWS. In this episode you will learn about AWS CloudTrail and how it can help you monitor and even be alerted in relation to the security events in your account.

  • IAM Roles Video — 00:08:19
    • When you want an application or CLI interface to access AWS and its services, you can use IAM roles. This episode explores the process used to create and manage roles in AWS.

  • Credential Rotation Video — 00:05:47
    • An additional factor is credential rotation. You will learn about this process and how to configure password rotation policies in this episode.

  • User Accounts Video — 00:11:26
    • As we move forward with a foundational understanding of IAM, we will begin exploring practical application. We will discuss best practices and tasks involved in user account creation and management.


Course description

User management is the art of knowing who can go where, when and why. In this course, you’ll explore the principles of user management: user accounts, password policies, credential rotation, the principle of least privilege (making sure people only have the minimum access needed to do their jobs) and more.

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