AWS CloudFormation gives you an easy way to model a collection of related AWS and third-party resources, provision them quickly and consistently, and manage them throughout their lifecycles, by treating infrastructure as code. A CloudFormation template describes your desired resources and their dependencies so you can launch and configure them together as a stack.
CloudFormation Example for an IAM User with Rotating Credentials
Serial is a field specific to CloudFormation that accepts an integer. If that integer is increased, the access key is rotated. This is a cool feature that I knew I wanted to test out.
Added on Oct 06, 2021 by Thomas Step
Control The Blast Radius Of Your Lambda Functions With An IAM Permissions Boundary
A great benefit of building Lambda-based applications is that the security best practice of least privilege can be applied at a very granular level—the individual Lambda function.
Added on Sep 30, 2021 by Paul Swail
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