2 to 8 Years
7,00,000 - 10,00,000 Per Year Bangalore
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Develop self-hosted IAM automations for use with Orion project to improve Security delivery times.
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a crucial service within Amazon Web Services (AWS) that enables you to control access to your AWS resources. To work effectively with AWS IAM, we need a combination of skill and knowledge. Here are the key skill requirements for AWS IAM:
Understanding of AWS Basics: Before diving into IAM, you should have a foundational understanding of AWS services, infrastructure, and cloud computing concepts. Familiarity with AWS services like EC2, S3, and RDS is essential, as IAM controls access to these resources.
IAM Concepts: You should have a solid grasp of IAM concepts, including users, groups, roles, policies, permissions, and authentication mechanisms. Understand the difference between identity-based and resource-based policies.
Policy Language: Learn AWS policy language, which is written in JSON. You should be able to create, modify, and evaluate IAM policies. Understand the different policy elements like actions, resources, conditions, and effect (Allow/Deny).
User and Group Management: Be able to create and manage IAM users and groups. Understand how to assign permissions to users and groups using policies. Familiarity with the concept of least privilege is crucial to ensure security.
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC): Understand the use of IAM roles and how they differ from users and groups. Roles are often used for cross-account access and temporary permissions.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Know how to configure and enforce MFA for IAM users, adding an extra layer of security.
Identity Federation: Understand how to set up identity federation with external identity providers (e.g., Active Directory, SAML, OpenID Connect) to allow users to access AWS resources using their existing corporate credentials.
Access Key Management: Learn how to create, rotate, and manage access keys for programmatic access. Be aware of the best practices for securing access keys.
Auditing and Monitoring: Be familiar with AWS CloudTrail, which records API actions for auditing purposes. Understand how to use AWS CloudWatch for monitoring IAM-related events and alarms.
Security Best Practices: Stay up-to-date with AWS security best practices and recommended IAM configurations to enhance the security of your AWS environment.
IAM Policies for Services: Understand how IAM policies apply to various AWS services. Some services have resource-level policies that are specific to them.
Scripting and SDKs: If you work with IAM programmatically, have proficiency in scripting languages (e.g., Python, Boto3) and AWS SDKs to automate IAM tasks.
Troubleshooting: Develop troubleshooting skills to diagnose and resolve IAM-related issues effectively. AWS provides logs and tools to help with this.
Compliance and Governance: Understand how IAM fits into AWS compliance frameworks and governance practices. Ensure that IAM policies align with organizational compliance requirements.
Communication: Good communication skills are essential, especially if you are responsible for implementing IAM policies across a team or organization. Explain IAM concepts and best practices to colleagues and stakeholders.
Continuous Learning: The cloud and security landscapes are constantly evolving. Stay updated with AWS announcements, security advisories, and new IAM features to adapt and improve your IAM implementation.
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