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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
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Identity and Access Management

AWS Identity and Access Management or IAM is a web service that provides secured access control mechanisms for all AWS services. You can use IAM to create users and groups, assigning users specific permissions and policies, and a lot more. The best part of all this is that IAM is completely FREE. Yup! Not a penny is required to use it.

Let's quickly look at some interesting IAM features in order to understand it a bit better:

  • Shared access to a single account: With the sign in process completed, you currently are the sole owner and user of your AWS account. But what if you wanted to give access to few other users from within your organization to this account? You cannot just provide them with your username and password, right? Neither will you go and create a separate account for each user, as it is too tedious and not good practice. However, with IAM, you can create and provide users with shared access to your single account with real ease. It is something...