Introduction to Identity and Access Management

ECS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a service that provides secure fine-grained access to ECS resources.

  • IAM is accessible only by S3 protocol. IAM policies and settings have no impact when data is accessed using other protocols.
  • Management users in ECS have complete access to IAM capabilities.
  • When the IAM configuration is changed, the effects of those changes may not take effect immediately.

IAM consists of the following components:

  • Account Management
  • Access Management
  • Identity Federation
  • Secure Token Service