Tag Archives: IAM

Managing IAM Permissions in the Cloud: AWS vs Microsoft Azure vs Google Cloud

All of the major public clouds offer identity and access management (IAM) tools. The exact nature of the various cloud IAM tools vary, however. So do their names.

As a result, if you are familiar with the IAM solutions available from one public cloud, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), it can be challenging to understand how IAM tools work on another platform, like Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure.

This article clarifies that issue by comparing the identity and access management tools and frameworks associated with each of the three major public clouds -- AWS, Azure, and Google. It identifies the key IAM-related terms and tools to know for each cloud and explains the approach that each cloud takes to managing user accounts, groups, access control and (where applicable) Active Directory integration. Continue reading

Two Step Protection against Data Breach

Two Step Protection Against Data Breach

By using cloud storage, in today’s world, we need to make additional efforts in keeping the data protected. If you create a cloud-based folder with the same sharing practices, hackers and industrial spies can access it, even if you do not show the URL on the Internet.

In this article, you will learn about some recent data leaks and how to keep your sensitive data safe by implementing encryption and IAM policy best practices.
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AWS Security Best Practices: Checklist


AWS Security Best Practices Checklist

Amazon Web Services ensure data security of in compliance with the so-called Shared Responsibility model. It is based on the following assumption: AWS does such operations like decommissioning of old storage devices in accordance to the latest industry standards and controls physical access to data centers, and the user takes care of securing his root credentials, assigns security groups, edits access control list policies and performs identity management. Therefore, the user takes full responsibility for any security breach on his/her side.

Use this checklist to find out if your account is in compliance with AWS security best practices to protect crucial data and ensure stable work for your resources.
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Amazon IAM Roles Support in CloudBerry Products

This article refers to CloudBerry Explorer 4.0.8, CloudBerry Drive 1.4.3 and later.

Here in CloudBerry, we improve our products to help you build a more reliable, effective and secure environment. So here's the news for Amazon storage users:

The option is already available with CloudBerry Explorer and CloudBerry Drive.

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CloudBerry Backup with AWS IAM Users for Amazon Glacier

CloudBerry Backup and CloudBerry Explorer provide users with an ability to leverage Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) service that allows to create multiple users for one AWS account and specify access rights for each user.
Below is a brief guide on how to:

  • Use CloudBerry Explorer to configure multiple users with limited access to Amazon Glacier account
  • Generate individual Access and Secret Keys for each user in CloudBerry Explorer
  • Сonfigure CloudBerry Backup to use AWS IAM user account.

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CloudBerry Backup with AWS IAM Users

CloudBerry Backup and CloudBerry Explorer provide users with an ability to leverage the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) service that allows you to create multiple users for one AWS account and specify access rights for each user or the set of users. Continue reading

How to Give User Access to an Amazon S3 Folder With CloudBerry Explorer

As always we are adding features to make it easier for our customers to use the functionality to offer the most compelling Amazon S3, CloudFront and IAM client on Windows platform. In this blog post we will demonstrate how to grant a user access to a specific folder in a bucket.
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CloudBerry S3 Explorer: IAM Policy Wizard

As always we are adding features to make it easier for our customers to use the functionality to offer the most compelling Amazon S3, CloudFront and IAM client on Windows platform.

With the newer release v2.7.5 we extending Amazon Identity Authentication Service (IAM) support and introducing an IAM Policy Wizard.  The wizard allows you to create a number of users, and grant them a set of common permissions to a number of buckets and generate Login Profiles. Continue reading

CloudBerry Explorer Supports IAM Actions for CloudFront

As always we are trying to stay on top of the new functionality offered by Amazon S3 to offer the most compelling Amazon S3, CloudFront and IAM client on Windows platform.

Since its release IAM Manager has been one of the most popular components of CloudBerry Explorer. To find out about IAM Manager functional overview, check out here. To learn now to create users and assign policies check out here.

Amazon CloudFront now integrates with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) so that you can specify which CloudFront actions a user or a group of users in your AWS Account can perform. You control user access to CloudFront by creating policies that describe user or group permissions.

With the release 2.7.2 we extended IAM Policy Designer to the Actions related to Amazon CloudFront.

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Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Explorer 2.7.2 and later.

As always we would be happy to hear your feedback and you are welcome to post a comment.

CloudBerry S3 Explorer is a Windows freeware product that helps managing Amazon S3 storage and CloudFront.

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CloudBerry Explorer Supports IAM Actions Across All AWS

As always we are trying to stay on top of the new functionality offered by Amazon S3  to offer the most compelling Amazon S3, CloudFront and IAM client on Windows platform.

Since its release IAM Manager has been one of the most popular components of CloudBerry Explorer. To find out about IAM Manager functional overview, check out here. To learn now to create users and assign policies check out here.

With the release 2.7.1 we extended IAM Policy Designer to the Actions across all supported Amazon Web Services including Simple DB, SNS, SQS, VPC, Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, etc. Now the users can create policies not limited to Amazon S3.

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Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Explorer 2.7.1 and later.

 

As always we would be happy to hear your feedback and you are welcome to post a comment.

CloudBerry S3 Explorer is a Windows freeware product that helps managing Amazon S3 storage and CloudFront.

 

CloudBerry S3 Explorer PRO is a Windows program that helps managing Amazon S3 storage and CloudFront. You can buy it for $39.99.

 

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