Cloud computing/Amazon Web Services/Identity and Access Management

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Amazon in 2012 introduces AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) for EC2 [1]. In February introduced Managed Policies by AWS[2] and since November 2016 there are 10 different policies bases on job functions: AdministratorAccess (This policy grants full access to all AWS services, similar to root role in Unix systems), Billing, Data Scientist, Database Administrator, Developer Power User, Network Administrator, Security Auditor, Support User, System Administrator and View Only User [3][4]

  1. https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2012/06/11/Announcing-IAM-Roles-for-EC2-instances/
  2. https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-managed-policies-for-aws-identity-access-management/
  3. https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/how-to-assign-permissions-using-new-aws-managed-policies-for-job-functions/
  4. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/access_policies_job-functions.html