Identity and Access Management for Application Auto Scaling - Application Auto Scaling

Identity and Access Management for Application Auto Scaling

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is an AWS service that helps an administrator securely control access to AWS resources. IAM administrators control who can be authenticated (signed in) and authorized (have permissions) to use resources. IAM is an AWS service that you can use with no additional charge.

To use Application Auto Scaling, you need an AWS account and your security credentials for signing into your account. For more information, see AWS security credentials in the AWS General Reference.

For complete IAM documentation, see the IAM User Guide.

Access control

You can have valid credentials to authenticate your requests, but unless you have permissions you cannot create or access Application Auto Scaling resources. For example, you must have permissions to create scaling policies, configure scheduled scaling, and so on.

The following sections provide details on how an IAM administrator can use IAM to help secure your AWS resources, by controlling who can perform Application Auto Scaling API actions.