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Practical AWS Networking by Mitesh Soni

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Overview of IAM Policies

Policies is the document that help us define and assign permissions to a role, group, user, or AWS resource.

There are three types of Policies in the AWS IAM service:

An AWS-managed policy has the following features:

  • It is easier to use for common access and assign it to users, groups, and roles.
  • It is a standalone policy that is created and administered by AWS.
  • It has its own Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) that includes the policy name.
  • It is useful for the following common use cases:
    • Administrator access
    • All Access except IAM
    • Service-level access, such as EC2 and  S3
  • Users can't change permissions defined in AWS-managed policies. Only AWS can update the permissions defined in an AWS-managed policy.
  • The updated ...

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