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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By : Yohan Wadia
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By: Yohan Wadia

Overview of this book

Many businesses are moving from traditional data centers to AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of both simple and tedious tasks. Whether you are a seasoned system admin or a rookie, this book will help you to learn all the skills you need to work with the AWS cloud. This book guides you through some of the most popular AWS services, such as EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, EFS, CloudTrail, Redshift, EMR, Data Pipeline, and IoT using a simple, real-world, application-hosting example. This book will also enhance your application delivery skills with the latest AWS services, such as CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline, to provide continuous delivery and deployment, while also securing and monitoring your environment's workflow. Each chapter is designed to provide you with maximal information about each 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)
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Chapter 6. Access Control Using AWS IAM and AWS Organizations

In the previous chapter, we learnt and explored about how you can leverage two AWS services, namely AWS Config and AWS CloudTrail, to govern your Cloud environments. In this chapter, we will be continuing on the security journey by revisiting AWS IAM along with a few useful features as well as learning a bit about yet another service in the form of AWS Organizations!

Keeping this in mind, let us have a quick look at the various topics that we will be covering in this chapter:

  • What's new with AWS IAM
  • Creating policies using the IAM visual editor
  • Testing your IAM policies using the IAM Policy Simulator
  • Introducing AWS Organizations with a few essential concepts and terminologies
  • Creating your own organizations using the AWS Management Console as well as the AWS CLI