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Learn AWS Identity Management with AWS IAM, SSO & Federation


Last updated on September 14, 2021 12:47


What you’ll learn

  • AWS Identity and Access Management – Users, Groups, Role and Policies
  • AWS Organizations and Service Control Policies (SCPs)
  • Federation with AWS Directory Services, IAM, AWS Single Sign-On and Amazon Cognito
  • Gain hands-on experience working with Identity Security on AWS with Basic to Advanced Scenarios

This AWS Identity Management with AWS IAM, SSO & Federation course teaches you the fundamentals of Identity Management in Amazon AWS from beginner to advanced. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of IAM Users, Groups, Roles and Policies as well as Federation Services.

We use a highly visual and effective method of teaching cloud computing and AWS concepts using diagrams and animations (no bullet-point slides). There are lots of hands-on exercises using multiple Amazon Web Services (AWS) free tier accounts to give you practical experience of complex scenarios.

If you find identity security complex, you’re far from alone. This course will help you master these topics and by the end of the course, you’ll have developed a strong, practical understanding that you can use in your job.

This course is also extremely useful if you are studying for AWS certifications such as the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate and AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional.


Here’s a snapshot of the skills you’ll learn using this course:

  • AWS IAM User, Groups, Roles and Policies
  • AWS Security Token Service (STS)
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Identity-Based Policies and Resource-Based Policies
  • AWS Organizations and Service Control Policies (SCPs)
  • Use Cases for IAM Roles
  • AWS Directory Services, Identity Federation, AWS Single Sign-On, Amazon Cognito


In this course on Identity Management on AWS – the topics you’ll learn include:


Getting Started – AWS Accounts

Learn about AWS Accounts and how to setup your AWS account


AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Fundamentals

Learn how AWS IAM works and the various components of IAM:

  • How IAM Works
  • Overview of Users, Groups, Roles and Policies
  • IAM Authentication Methods
  • AWS Security Token Service (STS)
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)


IAM Access Control

Learn how to implement access control using AWS IAM:

  • Identity-Based Policies and Resource-Based Policies
  • Access Control Methods – RBAC & ABAC
  • Permissions Boundaries
  • IAM Policy Evaluation Logic
  • IAM Policy Structure


AWS Organizations

Learn how to use AWS Organizations for centralized management of AWS accounts and applying access controls:

  • Overview of AWS Organizations
  • How to setup AWS Organizations
  • Service Control Policies (SCPs)


Working with IAM Roles

Learn about the common use cases for using AWS IAM Roles and put your skills into practice:

  • Use Cases for IAM Roles
  • Using IAM Roles for Cross-Account Access to S3
  • Using IAM Roles for delegating access to AWS services


Directory Services and Federation

Learn how to configure identity federation using AWS Directory Services, AWS IAM, AWS SSO and Amazon Cognito:

  • AWS Directory Services
  • Identity Federation
  • IAM Identity Federation
  • AWS Single Sign-on (SSO)
  • Amazon Cognito



Check out the excellent course reviews from our many happy students:

“Outstanding training course on IAM. Neal Davis has made me understood in depth on how IAM works in AWS.”

“Great course. I highly recommend, specially HOL and the use cases are very helpful to understand all the IAM topics. Thank you Neal!”

“This course is great for understanding IAM and other identity services. Hats off to Neal for explaining it clearly with hand-on labs.”



Hi, my name is Neal Davis – I’ll be your instructor for this course. Cloud Computing is my Passion – which is why I founded Digital Cloud Training – offering AWS training resources that represent a higher quality standard than is otherwise available in the market. I created this course to help you understand AWS IAM and Federation. I enjoy teaching on Udemy as it allows me to leverage my knowledge and hands-on experience that I have built over the last 20 years…Yes, I’ve been working in the Cloud space since its very inception!



  • Over 500,000 students enrolled in our AWS courses
  • 4.7 Star instructor ratings from over 50,000 reviews
  • Our students pass the AWS exam with an average score of over 85%


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Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to develop skills in applying identity security in AWS
  • AWS Solutions Architects, Developers, SysOps Administrators and Security Specialists
  • Students studying for AWS certifications including the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate and Professional

Course content

  • Introduction and Getting Started
  • Getting Started – AWS Accounts
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Fundamentals
  • IAM Access Control
  • AWS Organizations
  • Working with IAM Roles
  • Directory Services and Federation
  • Additional Training Resources


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