DevOps, Technology

Creating And Importing IAM User to Opsworks

Opsworks is a wonderful SaaS tool provided by AWS which off-loads human driven tasks like managing own chef server, installing agents on each server, creating ssh user(s) even on run-time for the servers and various other benefits. In this blog an IAM User will be created without any CLI credentials, it will be registered with...

by Vaibhav Gulati
Tag: IAM
01-Aug-2016

AWS, Chef

AWS OpsWorks Best Practices

We, the DevOps team at TO THE NEW have been practicing the DevOps Methodology from the last few years. We call ourselves DevOps architects, who love to do automation irrespective of the scripting language or cloud platform. As a DevOps architect, I have been using OpsWork from quite a long time. Hence, today I thought of sharing few of...

by Prashant Sharma
Tag: IAM
30-Jun-2016

AWS, DevOps

Unifying control of multiple AWS accounts by using AWS STS

Recently, we came across a scenario where we need to create AMIs of multiple production servers running in four different AWS accounts. One solution was to create an automation script to be run on an AWS EC2 instance running in each aws account which would create AMI of all production servers running in each account. This would have...

by Navjot Singh
Tag: IAM
09-Oct-2015

AWS

IAM user’s access key last used information

Yesterday AWS rolled out the new feature to enhance security for IAM user Access and Secret Key.Going forward now, IAM reports the time stamp when access keys were last used along with the region and the AWS service that was accessed.All these details can be seen from the IAM console, programmatically via the API/CLI/SDK, or in the...

by Prashant Sharma
Tag: IAM
23-Apr-2015

AWS

IAM Role based access to S3 bucket.

In one of our projects, we came across a requirement where we were required to fetch a file containing important data from S3 in order to use it. Due to Security concerns we were not keen on storing access keys on the EC2 instance. Which basically meant that we could not configure S3 on that very system as configuring S3 would create a...

by Hitesh Bhatia
Tag: IAM
29-Dec-2013

AWS

IAM Basic (Amazon Web Services)

IAM stands for Identity access management, and it's used to control access to AWS resources, in other words it defines "who can do what". If you have been using AWS for long and are not aware of IAM, here's how it can help you. Let’s consider a scenario where an organization has one AWS for all their needs and multiple users use that...

by Hitesh Bhatia
Tag: IAM
05-Aug-2013