Security is everyone’s business, and a major player of security in the cloud is identity and access management. AWS gives us a handy service to manage our users, in the form of AWS IAM. This service allows us to create users, groups, and manage their permissions with policy documents (which are really just JSON formatted permissions). If you’re familiar with User management then the AWS controls should feel fairly intuitive, but even if this is your first user management service you’ve used, it is very easy to quickly get up and running with it.

In this article, we’ll cover how to create a group, how to create a user to place inside of the group, then how to add a newly created policy to manage permissions to that group.

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