Create AWS IAM User And User Groups – Explained

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A lot of people don’t know how to create user and user groups on AWS IAM. In this blog post, I’ll show you the basics so that you can get started using AWS. We’ll be talking about what is needed to create an IAM User and User Groups, as well as some best practices for creating them. By the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of how to create  AWS IAM User and User Groups successfully!

What is AWS IAM?

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables you to securely control access to AWS services and resources for your users. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create IAM users, each with its own login credentials and permissions for accessing AWS resources. You can also define groups of users who can access a set of resources.

You can use IAM to control who has access to each of your AWS accounts and enable or restrict their activities based on specific needs, such as performing backups or operating services at specified times. You can also manage your users’ credentials by creating and assigning AWS security credentials (access key IDs and secret access keys) to a set of users in your AWS account.

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a web service that helps you securely control access to AWS services and resources for your users. You can use IAM to do the following:

  • Manage access keys for your AWS account
  • Create and manage AWS users, groups, and roles
  • Securely control access to AWS programmatic interfaces
  • Provision and manage AWS Shared Responsibility Model accounts for your business associates, such as service providers that access your AWS resources In this post we will talk about IAM users, roles, and groups.

What is an AWS IAM user?

An IAM user is a uniquely identifiable entity that represents a person, application, or service that uses the resources of AWS. An AWS account can contain any number of individual users where each of them has his own AWS security credentials (access key ID and secret access key). Each time you sign in to the AWS Management Console with your AWS account credentials, you are accessing the resources that are associated with one of these users.

A user is created within an IAM group and assigned a set of access permissions to various AWS resources. Users can either be an individual or a system/device such as a Web Application Firewall (WAF). Every user must have at least one associated email address, which is the user’s unique identifier.

What is an AWS IAM Group?

An IAM user group is a group of people who are using the same account. You can put rules for these people in this group so you do not have to do it for each person.

Let’s begin with creating an AWS IAM User And User Groups

You will be now able to interact with your IAM Dashboard.

  • Click on Users in the left sidebar of the dashboard.

Create AWS IAM User And User Groups

  • Click on Add Users in Users.

AWS IAM

  • Enter User Name and you can click Add Another User to add as many users as you wish in the Set User Details section.

AWS IAM

  • In Select AWS Access Type, choose Password – AWS Management Console access in Select AWS Credentials Type.
  • Select the checkbox against Require password reset to enable IAM User to change the password at the time of account access.

AWS users

  • Click on Next: Permissions.

You are now on the Set Permissions page. Here you can add users to a group, copy permissions from existing users or attach existing policies directly.

Here we will attach existing policies directly to the IAM User.

  • Click on Attach existing policies directly.

AWS groups

Select the policies from the given Filter Policy list. Now, click Next: tags.USERS AND Group

  • Add Tags and select next to Reviews.
  • Click on Create User to create a new user.

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Now, you can download the Download.csv file which contains usernames and passwords for the users created.

Hurray! You have successfully created your first IAM user using your root user.

Creating User Groups:

  • Click on User Group in the left sidebar.
  • Now, click on Create Group to add a new group for existing users.

IAM Groups

  • Enter a Group Name for your user group and add the users to the group. 

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  • Select any permission policies in Attach permission policies you want to add to the specific group. These Permission policies will be inherited by all the users added to this group.

This step is optional. You can simply skip this step.EC2

  • Click on Create Group.

You have successfully configured to create your first User Groups and added users to them.

Congratulations…!

Conclusion 

AWS provides cloud computing services. To make the most of these services, you need to create IAM users and user groups for your account. If you want help with this process or if you would like more information about how we can provide a custom solution for your company’s needs, please contact us today. We offer courses on all things related to technology so that anyone can learn at their own pace – from beginners who are just starting out as programmers to seasoned professionals seeking new skills in Java programming language development. And don’t forget to check out our other blogs where we cover several Cloud computing technologies like EC2 more!

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