AWS Cloud Practitioner: Roles

In this short series, I outline the notes that I took while preparing for the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam.

These are my personal notes that I have made while working through the A Cloud Guru exam practitioner course. They are in no way official notes from AWS.

I would advise you that if you do use my notes to help you revise for this exam, that you use them as a supplement to the most recent information in the White PapersExam Guide and go over your knowledge with practice exam papers.

Previous notes within this blog series:


  • IAM roles are a secure way to grant permissions to grant permissions to entities that you trust.
  • Roles are much more secure than using access key id’s and secret access keys and are easier to manage.
  • You can apply roles to EC2 instances at any time.The changes take place immediately.
  • Roles are universal. You do not need to specify what region they are in, similar to Users.

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