Module 2: Account Security

Getting Started with AWS Identity Services video 
The video is an introduction to AWS identity services for builders, focusing on authentication and authorization within AWS. The session emphasizes the importance of understanding these fundamental security controls for effective security management across the AWS landscape. The talk covers key topics such as AWS accounts, IAM roles and users, AWS Single Sign-On, IAM policies, and resource-based policies, providing practical examples and best practices for managing access and permissions in AWS environments.
  • 00:00 – 02:00: Introduction to AWS identity services by Chris Munns.
  • 02:00 – 05:00: Importance of authentication and authorization in the cloud; overview of API-based access.
  • 05:00 – 08:00: Defining AWS accounts as containers for resources and workloads.
  • 08:00 – 10:00: Introduction to AWS organizations and their role in managing multiple AWS accounts.
  • 10:00 – 14:00: Overview of IAM users and roles, and their significance in AWS identity management.
  • 14:00 – 18:00: Explanation of IAM roles, short-term credentials, and the importance of IAM roles in security.
  • 18:00 – 22:00: Using AWS Single Sign-On for managing permissions for human users.
  • 22:00 – 26:00: Role-based access control with AWS Single Sign-On and identity providers.
  • 26:00 – 30:00: Federation and its use in integrating external identity providers with AWS.
  • 30:00 – 35:00: Explanation of resource-based policies and their application in managing access.
  • 35:00 – 40:00: Examples of using resource-based policies for cross-account access and least privilege.
  • 40:00 – 45:00: Overview of VPC endpoints and their role in network-based access control.
  • 45:00 – 50:00: Discussing advanced security practices using VPC endpoints and IAM policies.
  • 50:00 – 55:00: Introduction to service control policies and their application in managing security at scale.
  • 55:00 – 60:00: Summary of IAM policies, resource-based policies, and their integration for effective security.
  • 60:00 – 65:00: Conclusion, emphasizing the importance of learning and building secure AWS environments.
Related links in the video description:
Create and Modify IAM Policies Using the AWS IAM Visual Editor video