Identity and Access Management for scaling plans - AWS Auto Scaling

Identity and Access Management for scaling plans

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 AWS Auto Scaling resources. IAM is an AWS service that you can use with no additional charge.

Before you can use scaling plans, you need an AWS account and your specific user credentials for signing into your account. For more information, see the IAM User Guide.

You will also need to obtain your AWS access keys if you want to work with scaling plans through the API, whether by the Query (HTTPS) interface directly or indirectly through an SDK, the AWS Command Line Interface, or the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell. AWS access keys consist of an access key ID and a secret access key. For more information about getting your AWS access keys, see AWS security credentials in the AWS General Reference.

Access control

You can have valid credentials to authenticate your requests, but unless you have permissions you cannot create or access scaling plans. For example, you must have permissions to create scaling plans, configure predictive scaling, and so on.

The following sections provide details on how an IAM administrator can use IAM to help secure your scaling plans, by controlling who can work with scaling plans.