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Managed Users in Identity & Access Management(IAM) of AWS cloud

Create & managed permission for USER in Identity & Access Management of AWS cloud

IAM service manages the access management to AWS resources for your users.Its manages as:
Authentication: who can use your AWS resources
Authorization: What resources can use and in what ways

Four Components:
USERS Create & Manage User, permission to allow or deny access of AWS resources
GROUPS Define group of permission assigned to user like Development team has same permission assign to a user then you create a group of common permission of development team which will easy to assign to the USER added in development team. All team having same permission.
ROLES Roles are similar to User. Roles are assigned to application but USER are assigned to Peoples. Example EC2 application want to access S3 Services with help of Roles.
POLICES It is basically permissions.

Basic Login with IAM

A. Login with the main account to Manage the User and Permission then select services from upper right side.


B. Go to the Security Identity & Compliance module and select IAM from it.


C. Now highlighted URL is used to login for other user which you are going to create in next step.(IAM USER-SIGNIN LINK)
This page also show you resource how much user, roles, Policies groups present in it.


In left panel, you can manage groups like create, modify the groups. You create new group then attach policy with it like administrator full access permission to group.
Note: You have option in Group Action as Add users to group, delete group, Edit group Name & Remove Users from Group

Steps to Create a new group
A. Create a new group

B. Add new group name and attach policy


C. Finish the Creating of Group.



A. Create user
Note: Access type as Programmatic access or AWS Management Console access
Programmatic: access used in development, application interacting with API.
AWS Management console: used to deploy resources, Remove or give access


B. When using AWS Management Console login it will ask you for assigning password.


C. Assign Permission to new create user.


D. Review user before create.


After creating User you can login with New URL Provided by AWS

A. Copy the URL on IAMS first page and open into new browser.


B. It will go for new signin page as below.


C. Now You can login with you new created user in AWS with IAMS with this URL.
In that way you can have only one user as super user and you can create other user with different permission as you want to manage your security.

Role is used by application and user are assigned to peoples. If i want that my AWS service want to use the S3 service then i need to create a role with S3 permission and assigned to that EC2 which running AWS Service.

A. Create a Role.
e.g Create a role with S3 service then attached it with EC2 that AWS service is hosted. Go t0 IAM –> Dashboard –> Role –> Amazon EC2 –> What type of role (amazon s3 full access) –> Name (s3fullaccess_role)

B. Assigned Role to the EC2 instance.
EC2 console –> Start the instance —> attach the policy from ACTION tab –> INSTANCE SETTINGS –> ATTACH/REPLACE IAM ROLE –> Select the IAM role –> Apply.

Note: With this example, EC2 instance is able to interact with S3

Policy is basically permission you can give to users, groups or roles. You can create your own policies.

A. Create a Policy.
Create Policy –> Policy generator –> AWS Service : EC2 , Actions: All actions , Resource : * (all resources) —> Create policy


Glacier Storage in AWS

Glacier Storage in AWS

Glacier is storage class in S3, It is very low cost storage service that provides secure, durable and flexible storage for data backup and archival.
Glacier uses vault. Amazon glacier data stored as archives. An archive is any object such as a photo, video, or document which you store in vault.
A single archive can be large as 40 terabytes.

Indirectly use the Glacier by creating Lifecycle rule in S3 storage property

--Creating Lifecycle Rule in S3 Properties.

s3--> Create bucket --> upload some backup --> start upload --> Now backup in S3 storage -->
Bucket property --> lifecycle ---> Versioning need to be turned on ----> create role that object in S3 stored archive to glacier storage class in 30 days

Directly by awscli command (only cli command used in Glacier Service

aws glacier upload-archive --account-id - --vault-name --body

aws glacier upload-archive --account-id - --vault-name edureka --body backupforglacer

Understand Simple Storage Service S3 in AWS

Simple Storage Service in AWS cloud

–Amazon Simple Storage Service is a storage designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
–S3 object can be accessed with HTTP protocol from anywhere as long as you have permission.
–S3 is web based storage so it has own its security for web based storage.
–it worked on Object Storage Mechanism.
–Each Amazon S3 object has data , a key & metadata.
–Each object can contain upto 5 TB of data.
–Uniquely identified with in a bucket by a key(name) and a version ID.

–Used to store objects which consist of data and metadata
–The bucket can be configured and created in any specific region.
–When an object is added to the bucket, Amazon S3 generate a unique version ID & assign to the object.
–By Default, only 100 buckets can be created in each AWS Accounts.

Example:You have a bucket BUCKET1 and object in it photos as folder and Singapore.jpg is an image object then you can access it with help of URL from outside the world direclty as : (HTTP://BUCKET1.S3.AMAZONAWS.COM/PHOTOS/SINGAPORE.JPG)

It is used like application has images, videos and any file then application pick things from S3 storage.

Access Control Line Permission in S3
Bucket permission specifies who is allowed the access to the objects in a bucket and what particular permission have been granted.
Everyone : for every user grant anonymous access
Log Delivery : Grant access to bucket when bucket is used to store server logs
Me : Refer to AWS root account , Not to an IAM user
Authenticated Users : For anyone with AWS account can perform the appropriate action

Note: Permission at bucket level and User level

Bucket Policy:
It allows users to authorize policies which either grant or deny access to any number of accounts and across a range or set of keys.
JSON Script is used to define a policy.

Type of S3 Storage Classes
Standard: Durability is great & 99.99% availability
Standard-Infrequent Access : it has lower availability 99.90%
Glacier: It take long time to retrieval time for data.
Reduced Redundancy Storage(RRS): It store non-critical, reproducible data at lower levels of redundancy than S3 Standard Storage

Cross-Region Replication
It automatically copying data from one region to other region. It is a bucket level features that copy asynchronous copying of object across bucket from one region to other.
It provide region failure like flood or earthquake failed region, then it help to overcome with region failure and make your data more protective.

Version is keeping data multiple variants of objects in the same bucket. It help to recover objects which is accidental deleted or overwrite.
Every version of every object is stored in Amazon S3 bucket as RESERVED , RETRIEVED & RESTORED.
By Default Versioning Feature is disabled.
If Version feature is enabled then it come to cost and it help to protect the data which accidentally deleted by user.
It maintained the Version of object when object is updated or deleted then we restore that object by replacing older version.

Understand Elastic Block Storage in AWS

Elastic Block Store

Primary Storage for data that require frequent updates or storage for a database application. Provide Block Storage Volumes for EC2 instance to store stuff E.g Database, web server data etc.
Major Used for following services:
Data change frequently
Require Long-term persistence
Frequently read or write operations

EBS Snapshot
–Can back up the data on the EBS volumes to Amazon S3 by taking point in time snapshot.
–Snapshots are incremental backup
–Snapshots of encrypted volumes are automatically encrypted.
–Volumes that are created from encrypted snapshots are also automatically encrypted.
–Cost of Snapshot means snapshot use the S3 volume for backup then S3 volume usage cost will be applied.
–EBS Volume can be attached to Same Region in which instance is present. Means instance & EBS volume in same region for attach/use.

EBS Volume has multiple copies like replication only on one zone availability if complete zone failure then it will lost. It does not replica on other zone. It high availability in same one zone.
Volume cannot moved from one zone to other in EBS. If EBS volume is failed then it is available in same zone but not in other zone if complete zone failed.

EBS Volume
EBS volumes that are attached to EC2 instance are exposed as storage volumes that persist independently from the life of the instance. If EC2 instance terminate then DBS volume is available.
It is independent from EC2 instance. You can use encryption with EBS volume.

EBS type:
Provisioned IOPS(SSD) Used for Production environment like large database Oracle, MangoDB etc or Application used large user base.
General Purpose(SSD) used for development purpose but you can start with General Purpose in future you need you move it to Provisioned IOPS.
Magnetic low cost devices used for cold storage data, it is used to storing the data which is less accessed like log files, archiving purpose.

Connect with Linux EC2 instance using Putty in AWS

Connect with Linux EC2 instance using Putty in AWS

Following are the steps to connect with Linux EC2 instance using Putty:

1. For connect with Linux through putty, We need to convert private key of Amazon Web Service from format Private key format(.pem) to putty format(.ppk).
Use Putty Key Generator for convert it.Open Putty Key Generator


2. Select the RSA option from last line and Load the private key generated from AWS window.
Load Private Key –> Select all files option –> select your private key


3. Selecr Save Private key option to Save it.


4. Select the path and save that file to use it for login in Putty window.

5. Open the Putty Window and select SSH for connectivity with AWS EC2 instance.


6. In the Host Name field, enter user_name@public_dns_name.
1. Different platform has different username.
2. You can check connectivity setting from AWS console by connect button in instances tab.

Following are the list of username with different platform
For Amazon Linux 2 or the Amazon Linux AMI, the user name is ec2-user.
For a Centos AMI, the user name is centos.
For a Debian AMI, the user name is admin or root.
For a Fedora AMI, the user name is ec2-user or fedora.
For a RHEL AMI, the user name is ec2-user or root.
For a SUSE AMI, the user name is ec2-user or root.
For an Ubuntu AMI, the user name is ubuntu.

7. In my case, it’s RHEL then username is ec2-user@hostname as follows:


8. Use Private key generated in above steps to login the EC2 instance.
Go to left side panel and expand Connection –> SSH —> AUTH
In AUTH load the private key with browser button.


9. Press OPEN button to make connection with instance.


10. Connection seems to be successfully established.

Connect with Window EC2 instance in AWS

Connect with Window EC2 Instance in Amazon Web Services

Blog explain about how you will connect with window instance with your local desktop

Following are the steps to connect with window EC@ instance:

1. Login with Amazon web services.

2. Currently in my Amazon Web Service portal 2 instance is running. One is for windows Platform and one for Linux.
Note: While creating instances you created Keys for connection. Please keep it save other wise you are not able to connect with Server.

3. On Instance tab,I will have two machine one window and second is Linux.


4. Selected Window machine to show you connection.
Note: RDP Software is needed for making connection. You can download as shown below. If you are using Window Platform then you need to download it. Windows Machine has inbuilt functionality just type search “Remote Desktop”.


5. You click on get password button and use the KEY generated at creation time of EC2 instance in AWS.

Save the password for connectivity with RDP.

 Decrypt Passord

6. Save configuration and password.


7. Now use this configuration and Password with RDP.
Note: I am using windows Server. So i already have RDP Software.


8. Enter Username and password as below for connection.


9. Now you are successfully connected with your windows Server.



Cloud Storage in Amazon Web Service

Cloud Storage in AWS

Cloud storage is service model in which data is maintained , managed ,backed up, make available.It is fully managed service it handle by AWS. AWS managed in background like upgrade hardware , maintenance , change of hard disk etc.. We did not know what’s going in background.

Payment method in AWS for storage
-Pay what you use
-Monthly rate

Option of Cloud Storage:

Block Storage – EBS (Elastic Block Store)
Block storage cab be accessed by only one machine instance at a time. It is like hard disk. You can use for database , application etc . It is tier Zero or one type Storage. You can also take snapshot of EBS Volume like backup.

Object Storage – S3 (Simple Storage Service ) or Glacier (within S3)
S3: Object storage can be accessed directly by multiple machines. It is used by WEB API. It is web based storage store images, videos etc. S3 is tier two level.
Glacier is storage very slow because it is cheap. It used for low term storage purpose for database backup, log files, archive backup. It is tier 3.

AWS Connection Storage Service
Service used to move data to AWS Cloud or integrate you infra with AWS cloud.
Storage Gateway: way to integrate on-premises IT environment with AWS Storage. It integrates two sites suppose you want to integrate your office infra with cloud infra AWS Storage.
Snowball: A service that enables large volume data transfer, you can provided with physical devices for sending the data to AWS cloud.

Common terms:
SOLID STATE DISK (SSD): faster hard disk and give you better IOPS
HHD (hybrid hard disk):
IOPS: Unit of measuring representing input/ouput per second.
DISK I/O: it display what percentage of time a disk in use by a read or write command.
TiB(Tebibyte) : 1 Tib = 1.10 TB = 1024 Gibibytes , 1 Terabyte = 1000 Gigabytes
GiB(Gibibyte) : 1 Gib = 1.07 GB = 1024 Mebibytes , 1 Gigabyte = 1000 Megabyte
Mib(Mebibyte) : 1 MiB = 1.05 MB = 1024 Kibibytes , 1 Megabyte = 1000 Kilobyte