Audience - AWS CloudShell


How you use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) differs, depending on the work you do in AWS CloudShell.

Service user - If you use the AWS CloudShell service to do your job, then your administrator provides you with the credentials and permissions that you need. As you use more AWS CloudShell features to do your work, you might need additional permissions. Understanding how access is managed can help you request the right permissions from your administrator. If you cannot access a feature in AWS CloudShell, see Troubleshooting AWS CloudShell.

Service administrator - If you're in charge of AWS CloudShell resources at your company, you probably have full access to AWS CloudShell. It's your job to determine which AWS CloudShell features and resources your employees should access. Then, submit requests to your IAM administrator to change the permissions of your service users. Review the information on this page to understand the basic concepts of IAM.

IAM administrator - If you're an IAM administrator, you might want to learn details about how you can write policies to manage users' access to services. For details specific to AWS CloudShell, see Managing AWS CloudShell access and usage with IAM policies.