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AWS IAM

Securely manage access to AWS services and resources
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AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables you to manage access to AWS services and resources securely. Using IAM, you can create and manage AWS users and groups, and use permissions to allow and deny their access to AWS resources. IAM is a feature of your AWS account offered at no additional charge. You will be charged only for use of other AWS services by your users. IAM enables your users to control access to AWS service APIs and to specific resources. Protect your AWS environment by using AWS MFA, a security feature available at no extra cost that augments user name and password credentials. IAM helps you analyze access across your AWS environment. Your security teams and administrators can quickly validate that your policies only provide the intended public and cross-account access to your resources.

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AWS IAM Technical details

Support Online Customer Type Large Enterprises Medium Business Small Business
API Location / Phone Number Seattle, Washington
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Category Identity and Access Management (IAM) Software

AWS IAM Pricing

Pricing ModelFree Trial , Quotation Based
AWS IAM
Custom

Features

  • Fine-grained access control to AWS resources
  • Multi-factor authentication for highly privileged users
  • Analyze access
  • Integrate with your corporate directory

Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 31/01/2020 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.

AWS IAM FAQs

AWS IAM is Identity and Access Management (IAM) Software. AWS IAM offers the following functionalities:

  • Access Request Management
  • Account Management
  • Password Management
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • Role Management
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Social Sign On
  • API Access Management

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AWS IAM provides a custom pricing for their software.

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No, AWS IAM does not offer a free plan.

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Yes, AWS IAM provides API.

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AWS IAM Reviews

OVERALL RATING
4.4
Based on 65 Rating(s)
Rating Distribution
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Agency in Computer SoftwareSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 22 January 2019)
"AWS core security feature"

What do you like best?

I like the level of control this gives me to my products in AWS. Giving me control to be as secure or open as I like. One of the best services out there and the fact you set it all up yourself means you know you are secure. Unlike other providers you just have to trust. they have great guides and support to help you and advice on the best configurations.

What do you dislike?

Can be repetitive to setup for each product but worth it as you know it is done correctly. I would not change this as I think it work great and once you learn the first time it take no time at all to set up multiple times.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a web agency we host big complex platforms that need good security and this allows us to do that giving our clients more confidence that they are protected

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Administrator in Information Technology and ServicesSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 04 December 2018)
"Heart of Security"

What do you like best?

The best parts are roles, federation, SSO capabilities.

What do you dislike?

Its moving in the right direction, nothing to dislike about the service.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Nothing at this moment. Its a great product with lot of features.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Federation and SSO capabilities, we are able to provide access to AWS services for our end users by leveraging their existing credentials. This also helps when someone leaves the organization, for pulling out their access.

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Willie OSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 04 December 2018)
"Complete access control over your AWS permissions"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to assume roles, grant temporary access keys, and the ability to grant or deny access at fine-grained and customizable levels.

What do you dislike?

There seems to still be some discontinuity in permissions (really talking CloudFormation) for various cloud resources. Some you need to specify names of resources, other complete ARNs, while others don't let you specify specific resources at all.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've configured ourselves with temporary access keys for all employees, granted after 2-factor authentication, to minimize risk of stolen keys. Other apps and services assume roles with fine-grained permissions so that any intruders to such machines would have minimal rights to do harm or negligent behavior.

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Anthony PSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 04 December 2018)
"Granularity"

What do you like best?

The level of granularity you can get on "MOST" resources is absolutely fantastic from a security standpoint.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it's hard to troubleshoot what is blocking or not blocking what you think it should be.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing least privileged access to all users who enter our AWS environment.

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Consultant in Information Technology and ServicesSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 03 December 2018)
"AWS IAM"

What do you like best?

Controlling how individual services within an environment can talk to each-other to the level of granularity as you can with AWS IAM is incredible.

What do you dislike?

Love everything about it. It ties to all of AWS's services and makes it easy to create highly secure applications.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I built applications and environments for some of the larges corporations in the US.

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Administrator in Information Technology and ServicesSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 01 December 2018)
"IAM is useful and easy to use"

What do you like best?

The separation of roles and policies allows you to create multiple configurations

What do you dislike?

the sheer number of provided aws policies can be daunting. an index of the policies and what they provide would be helpful

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we use iam for authentication and for enabling/disabling access to sections/functions of AWS. We can create a role that is only allowed to do one specific function, which increases security

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Spencer SSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 29 November 2018)
"Great controls, though a little confusing at first. "

What do you like best?

Extremely fine-grained controls to handle access at every level imagineable.

What do you dislike?

Right now a user can not add MFA without having access to IAM. This requires an admin to handle this in-person (or over a video call). Also physical access tokens are brand new to IAM and not fully implemented yet.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Controlling permissions for users and infrastructure.

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Rick MSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 29 November 2018)
"Great management of users and groups"

What do you like best?

Ability to manage users and groups within AWS.

What do you dislike?

Testing to make sure credentials are good to go, but once you have set them, it is very ease to manage.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Must have and used to for AWS services implementation.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Group and user access management is better managed.

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Administrator in Computer SoftwareSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 29 November 2018)
"Why Iam works so well"

What do you like best?

Iam is the leader among access management services. Roles, Users, Groups are a must for any account, and it is fast!

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I do not like from IAM

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use IAM to ensure that tenants are only able to access things that they should have access to.

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User in Hospital & Health CareSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 28 November 2018)
"Simple Access Control"

What do you like best?

I love the fine grain control of access. It makes my admin workflow very simple. It's a really simple feature, but when setting up an account, I love the check list on the home page of IAM that shows you some security best practices, like removing root.

What do you dislike?

I really can't think of anything I dislike about IAM. Sometimes I feel like I end up having to set up the same thing again and again when I'm creating a new account, but anytime I've had to do that I can automate it easily. I really wouldn't want AWS to change the set up process because I think it would make people create holes that shouldn't exist.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There is no reason (and frankly no way) not to do it. Its a simple tool that you can easily leverage to make your life easier.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very specific access in a brain dead simple way. Let the people who need to access something access only that thing. If you don't know you need it, you don't have access. Best sort of security.

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