AWS IAM Works with Access Management

AWS IAM Works with Access Management

 v  How does IAM Work? 

Identity management solutions generally perform two tasks;

1.   IAM confirms that the user, software, or hardware is who they say they are by authenticating their credentials against a database. IAM cloud identity tools are more secure and flexible than traditional username and password solutions.

2.  Identity access management systems grant only the appropriate level of access. Instead of a username and password allowing access to an entire software suite, IAM allows for narrow slices of access to be portioned out, i.e. editor, viewer, and commenter in a content management system.

v  Difference between Identity Management and Access Management:

Identity management confirms that you are you and stores information about you. An Identity management database holds information about your identity- for example, your job title and your direct reports- and authenticates that you
are, indeed, the person described in the database.

Access management uses the information about your identity to determine which software suites you’re allowed access to and what you’re allowed to do when you access them. For example, access management will ensure that every manager with direct reports has access to an app for timesheet approval, but not so much access that they can approve their own timesheets.

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