The latest from Amazon’s never-ending treadmill of updates sees Amazon Web Services introduce a range of improved features to help it compete better across the enterprise IT landscape. Amazon’s identity and access management (IAM) system upgrades are now available across the range of Amazon services. They can help enterprise users and system admins rapidly manage and change AWS user identities and security settings across the business, something more usually seen as the preserve of a Windows or Linux IT system.
In a recent blog post, Amazon’s Jeff Barr, the chief evangelist for AWS, highlighted that the upgrades are part of an overall update to existing IAM features, which had previously been focused on users at the individual level. While that was fine for smaller and mid-sized businesses, enterprises have always required greater flexibility when it comes to managing potentially thousands of accounts.
Under the old regime, accounts were updated one…
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