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What Is AWS IAM? How to Connect to Amazon RDS Using IAM Database Authentication

Although navigating the cloud service security landscape can be challenging, Amazon IAM offers a strong framework for secure access management. We will discuss the definition of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and how it improves security in this article. Also, we'll offer a comprehensive tutorial on how to use IAM for database authentication while connecting to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), ensuring that all of your database interactions are efficient and safe.

IAM: What is it?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a web service called Identity and Access Management (IAM) that enables you to securely manage access to AWS services. You may govern which AWS resources users and applications can access by managing users, security credentials like access keys, and permissions.

To put it simply, an authentication token that is generated by means of an IAM policy linked to a particular role or user facilitates database connections through IAM authentication. For fifteen minutes, the authentication token is valid.

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