Simple Technology Solutions

AWS Identity & Access Management Policies


To update manual processes into automated and streamlined AWS Policies.


December 15, 2017
Simple Technology Solutions


Identity Management
Cloud Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS)


A large U.S. Government Agency reached out to Simple Technology Solutions because of issues they were experiencing with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies, which at the time were lacking and non-specific. The organization outlined the fact that they had various business lines (10) spread out between commercial and government accounts, and individual policy must be paired up as well as regularly updated with the accounts. The agency had been managing this process manually and individually, and it proved to be taxing. They were simply looking for a better and more automated solution to dealing with this policy handling process.


Simple Technology Solutions offered an assessment and analysis of the agency’s issue and realized that individual policy roles based upon job duty or responsibility must first be established. The organization needed to have roles for Administrator, Billing, Networking, and more created, and in turn, specific accounts had to be assigned access to said roles. The AWS IAM policies needed to be all encompassing in this regard so individual updating on a separate level could be avoided at all costs.


After analysis, Simple Technology Solutions decided the best way to solve the issues that the agency was experiencing was by creating Teraform IAM policies across all of the accounts. Then, after applying custom code to the policies, they could be applied across the entire cloud via only a few clicks of a button.


By Simple Technology Solutions implementing this solution, the agency has experienced myriad benefits. The customized AWS IAM policies are reusable and include version tracking. Through version tracking, an administrator can see what was changed, what has stopped working, and assess the overall speed and feasibility of the system as a whole.

Simple Technology Solutions worked closely with a large U.S. Government Agency to setup Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies and services to help maintain and control their platform on AWS.

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