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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By : Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By: Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar

Overview of this book

AWS is at the forefront of Cloud Computing today. Many businesses are moving away from traditional datacenters and toward AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. Because of its versatility and flexible design, AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of simple and complicated tasks such as hosting multitier websites, running large scale parallel processing, content delivery, petabyte storage and archival, and lots more. Whether you are a seasoned sysadmin or a rookie, this book will provide you with all the necessary skills to design, deploy, and manage your applications on the AWS cloud platform. The book guides you through the core AWS services such as IAM, EC2, VPC, RDS, and S3 using a simple real world application hosting example that you can relate to. Each chapter is designed to provide you with the most information possible about a particular AWS service coupled with easy to follow hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
AWS Administration – The Definitive Guide
About the Author
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Chapter 2. Security and Access Management

In the previous chapter, we accomplished a lot of things. To begin with, we got a better understanding of what cloud computing actually is all about and how you as an end user can benefit by leveraging it. Later on in the chapter, you had a brief overview of AWS, its architecture, and its core service offerings and also learned how to sign up for it.

In this chapter, you are going to learn a bit more about how to secure and provide users access to your AWS infrastructure and services. The chapter will first talk about security in general, and how AWS provides some of the best security there is. Later on, we will look at an AWS core service called as Identity and Access Management (IAM) and find out how to create, manage, and administer users using it.