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IAM Identities

IAM identities are created to provide authentication for people and processes in your aws account.

IAM identities are categorized as given below:

  • IAM Users
  • IAM Groups
  • IAM Roles

AWS Account Root User

  • When you first create an AWS account, you create an account as a root user identity which is used to sign in to AWS.
  • You can sign to the AWS Management Console by entering your email address and password. The combination of email address and password is known as root user credentials.
  • When you sign in to AWS account as a root user, you have unrestricted access to all the resources in AWS account.
  • The Root user can also access the billing information as well as can change the password also.