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Amazon Web Services Bootcamp

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Amazon Web Services Bootcamp

Overview of this book

AWS is at the forefront of Cloud Computing today. Businesses are adopting AWS Cloud because of its reliability, versatility, and flexible design. The main focus of this book is teaching you how to build and manage highly reliable and scalable applications and services on AWS. It will provide you with all the necessary skills to design, deploy, and manage your applications and services on the AWS cloud platform. We’ll start by exploring Amazon S3, EC2, and so on to get you well-versed with core Amazon services. Moving on, we’ll teach you how to design and deploy highly scalable and optimized workloads. You’ll also discover easy-to-follow, hands-on steps, tips, and recommendations throughout the book and get to know essential security and troubleshooting concepts. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to create a highly secure, fault tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)


IAM User is an entity, which will be accessing AWS resources. The entity can be a person or an application that needs fixed credentials to access AWS resources. The IAM user allows us to generate credentials to access the AWS Management Console or generate programmatic access credentials to access from AWS CLI or AWS SDK. The IAM User can have Groups or Policies attached to get the required AWS resource permissions.

Let's look at different ways to create AWS IAM Users.

AWS Management Console

The AWS Management Console allows us to create and manage the Users.

Create an user

Create a new user under your AWS account using the following steps:

  1. Go to the AWS IAM Management Console and click on Users from the left navigation pane or you can directly go to Under Users, you can see a list of users created under your AWS account.
  1. Click on the Add user button:

Figure 2.12: Add User

We will need to provide the following details:

    • Username: Type in aws-bootcamp...