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The Getting Started shows you how to use AWS Identity and Access Management to create groups and users within your AWS account, but IAM also enables you to do many tasks not covered there. This section provides links to additional resources that will help you deepen your understanding of permissions and how to use IAM with other AWS products to control users' access.
To learn more about IAM, read the following sections:
Business Use Cases describes how you might use IAM with other AWS products.
IAM Users and Groups has important details you need to know about managing users and groups in your AWS account.
AWS Services that Support IAM links to information about how IAM works with other AWS products (for example, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, etc.), and what you can do to control your users' access to specific AWS products and resources.
Friendly Names and Paths in IAM Identifiers explains how to use paths to logically separate groups and users based on organizational structure.
To learn more about IAM policies and permissions, refer to the following resources:
This guide has shown you how to create users and groups using the AWS Management Console. You can continue using IAM through the console, or you can try one of the other interfaces.
If you want to issue commands with the IAM command line interface (CLI), go to the AWS Identity and Access Management Command Line Interface Reference. The guide describes how to set up and use the IAM CLI, describes the commands, and lists available commands by function.
AWS offers SDKs that let you access IAM programmatically to create groups, users, and so on. The following SDKs are available:
Use the following resources to learn more about how to work with this service.
|Using IAM||Describes how to use the service and all its features through the AWS Management Console, the CLI, or API.|
|AWS Identity and Access Management Command Line Interface Reference||Gives complete descriptions of the commands in the CLI.|
|AWS Identity and Access Management API Reference||Gives the WSDL and schema location; complete descriptions of the API actions, parameters, and data types; and a list of errors that the service returns.|
|IAM Quick Reference Card||Gives a concise listing of the commands you use with the CLI.|
|Product Information for IAM||The primary web page for information about IAM.|
|IAM Release Notes||The release notes give a high-level overview of the current release. They specifically note any new features, corrections, and known issues.|
|AWS Developer Resource Center||A central starting point to find documentation, code samples, release notes, and other information to help you build innovative applications with AWS.|
|IAM Discussion Forum||A community-based forum for developers to discuss technical questions related to IAM.|
|AWS Support Center||The home page for AWS Technical Support, including access to AWS developer forums, technical FAQs, service health dashboard, and premium support (if you are subscribed to this program).|
|AWS Premium Support Information||The primary web page for information about AWS Premium Support, a one-on-one, fast-response support channel to help you build and run applications on AWS Infrastructure Services.|
|Contact Us||A central contact point for inquiries concerning AWS billing, your AWS account, events, abuse, etc.|
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