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Published : Apr 26, 2023
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Apr 2023
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Creating exactly the minimum viable AWS IAM policies we want, according to the principle of least privilege, can be a long journey of trial and error. iamlive can shorten that journey considerably. It monitors the AWS CLI calls made from a machine and determines the policies needed to execute those calls. The tool generates a policy document with statements, actions, principals and resources that can be used as a good starting point. We've found it particularly useful to create policies needed in CI/CD pipelines that provision infrastructure, reducing the usual back and forth after a Terraform run fails because the IAM role's policy is insufficient.

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