AWS Identity and Access Management
User Guide

Document History for IAM

The following table describes major documentation updates for IAM.

Change Description Date
Delegated administrator

New feature makes it easier to grant trusted employees the ability to manage IAM permissions without also granting full IAM administrative access.

July 12, 2018

New condition key provides an easier way to control access to AWS resources by specifying the AWS organization of IAM principals.

May 17, 2018

New condition key provides an easier way to use IAM policies to control access to AWS regions.

April 25, 2018
Increased session duration for IAM roles

An IAM role can now have a session duration of 12 hours.

March 28, 2018
Updated role-creation workflow

New workflow improves the process of creating trust relationships and attaching permissions to roles.

September 8, 2017
AWS account sign-in process

Updated AWS sign-in experience allows both root users and IAM users to use the Sign In to the Console link on the AWS Management Console's home page.

August 25, 2017
Example IAM policies

Documentation update features more than 30 example policies.

August 2, 2017
IAM best practices

Information added to the Users section of the IAM console makes it easier to follow IAM best practices.

July 5, 2017
Auto Scaling resources

Resource-level permissions can control access to and permissions for Auto Scaling resources.

May 16, 2017
Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon Aurora databases

Database administrators can associate database users with IAM users and roles and thus manage user access to all AWS resources from a single location.

April 24, 2017
Service-linked roles

Service-linked roles provide an easier and more secure way to delegate permissions to AWS services.

April 19, 2017
Policy summaries

New policy summaries make it easier to understand permissions in IAM policies.

March 23, 2017