HSM users - AWS CloudHSM

HSM users

Unlike most AWS services and resources, you do not use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) users or IAM policies to access resources within your cluster. Instead, you use HSM users directly on the hardware security module (HSM) with AWS CloudHSM. The HSM authenticates each HSM user by means of credentials that you define and manage. Each HSM user has a type that determines which operations you can perform on the HSM as that user. For more information about the different types of HSM users, see Understanding HSM users.