Signing up for an AWS account is easy. But how do you get started securely? Let’s take enterprise level access management down to the personal level.

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Signing up for an AWS account is super easy. All you need is an email address and a credit card. But then there are pages and pages of docs advising many best practices for all aspects of managing and using your AWS account (have a look at the number of links off this blog post).

One thing I haven’t really seen is an example of how you can set up access to your personal AWS account with many of those best practices included. …

A post about AWS Access keys with security in mind

Old key on dead leaves
Old key on dead leaves
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It’s time to talk about AWS Access keys. In the Direct Shopper Technology team at The LEGO Group we are moving towards security best practices by giving our engineers one less thing to worry about and taking away their personal AWS Access keys (and making the process of acquiring temporary keys as easy as running a command).

Here’s a few questions for you:
1. Do you have access to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account?
2. Do you have any AWS access keys?
3. If you do, do you protect them as strictly as your other passwords?
4. …

Nicole Yip

Engineering Manager in the team at The LEGO Group. @Pelicanpie88

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