What are user roles?

What are user roles? User Role means the specific role or roles to which an Authorized User is assigned and which prescribes what Information the Authorized User is permitted to access, use and disclose.

Where can you create user roles? 

To create or edit a user role, your own user role must have the “Edit users and roles” permission.

Edit a custom user role​

  • Navigate to Admin Access & authorization. Roles.
  • Click the name of the role you’d like to edit.
  • Edit the name, description, and selected permissions. Learn more about permissions.
  • Click Save.

What are user permissions? User permissions, part of the overall user management process, are access granted to users to specific resources such as files, applications, networks, or devices.

What is the difference between users and roles? A role typically defines a business function (or set of functions) performed by one or more users. Examples would be ‘customer service agent’ or ‘business analyst’. A user is an individual person who is included in the role – Bob, Nancy, and Steve might be assigned to the customer service agent role.

What are user roles? – Additional Questions

What are IAM groups?

An IAM user group is a collection of IAM users. User groups let you specify permissions for multiple users, which can make it easier to manage the permissions for those users. For example, you could have a user group called Admins and give that user group typical administrator permissions.

What is the difference between user and account?

A user object is always linked to one and only one login account. Login accounts are server-level (or in some cases vault-level) accounts that are used for authenticating users to M-Files Server. A login account can be associated with multiple users, but only one user per vault.

What is an IAM policy?

IAM policies define permissions for an action regardless of the method that you use to perform the operation. For example, if a policy allows the GetUser action, then a user with that policy can get user information from the AWS Management Console, the AWS CLI, or the AWS API.

What are roles in IAM?

An IAM role is an IAM identity that you can create in your account that has specific permissions. An IAM role is similar to an IAM user, in that it is an AWS identity with permission policies that determine what the identity can and cannot do in AWS.

What is the difference between IAM role and group?

An IAM identity provides access to an AWS account. A user group is a collection of IAM users managed as a unit. An IAM identity represents a user, and can be authenticated and then authorized to perform actions in AWS. Each IAM identity can be associated with one or more policies.

What is difference between role and policy?

These permissions are attached to the Role itself, and are conveyed to anyone or anything that assumes the role. Also, Roles have credentials that can be used to authenticate the Role identity. You can assign either a pre-built policy or create a custom policy. A policy is something that will be assigned to a role.

What is resource in policy?

Resource based policy allows you to attach a policy directly to the resource that you want to share, instead of using a role as a proxy. Resource-based policy specifies who, as a Principal in the form of a list of AWS account ID numbers, can access that resource and what they can access.

Are IAM roles global?

AWS IAM is a global service that you can use to manage access to AWS services and resources. Access can be granted to IAM users, groups and roles using permission policies.

What is IAM permission boundary?

A permissions boundary is an IAM feature that helps your centralized cloud IAM teams to safely empower your application developers to create new IAM roles and policies in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

What is a trust policy in AWS?

A JSON policy document in which you define the principals that you trust to assume the role. A role trust policy is a required resource-based policy that is attached to a role in IAM. The principals that you can specify in the trust policy include users, roles, accounts, and services.

What are service control policies?

Service control policies (SCPs) are a type of organization policy that you can use to manage permissions in your organization. SCPs offer central control over the maximum available permissions for all accounts in your organization.

What is identity based policy?

Identity-based policies are attached to an IAM user, group, or role. These policies let you specify what that identity can do (its permissions). For example, you can attach the policy to the IAM user named John, stating that he is allowed to perform the Amazon EC2 RunInstances action.

What is IAM service linked role?

A service-linked role is a unique type of IAM role that is linked directly to an AWS service. Service-linked roles are predefined by the service and include all the permissions that the service requires to call other AWS services on your behalf.

How many IAM roles can be created AWS?

You can attach up to 20 managed policies to IAM roles and users.

What is AWS role path?

The path variable in IAM is used for grouping related users and groups in a unique namespace, usually for organizational purposes. From Friendly Names and Paths: If you are using the IAM API or AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) to create IAM entities, you can also give the entity an optional path.

What are service roles?

A role that a service assumes to perform actions on your behalf is called a service role. When a role serves a specialized purpose for a service, it is categorized as a service role for EC2 instances (for example), or a service-linked role.

Which type of IAM role can be edited?

You can edit customer managed policies and inline policies in IAM. AWS managed policies cannot be edited. The number and size of IAM resources in an AWS account are limited.