IAM on Google Cloud Platform

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  • 16 February 2021
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IAM on Google Cloud Platform

Vijeta Pai, a Google Cloud expert, and technology leader demystifies cloud using illustrations, comics, and easy-to-understand explanations. Today, we're bringing you her post about Identity Access Management (IAM).
 

What is IAM? 
 

Simply put, it's a framework of policies and processes defined by the Cloud Provider to make sure users have appropriate permissions to access resources, applications, and data on the Cloud. This helps not only secure the data and prevent unwanted threats but also makes sure all the users have the right amount of access to get their work done.

There are three main parts to Identity Access Management (IAM) in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). They are Members, Roles, and Policies. You can read more about them on Pai's website, Cloud Demystified.
 

Visual learner? Check out the comic

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Best Practices
 

On her blog, you'll also find some of the best practices that Google Cloud suggests for IAM, but here is a highlight.

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Get Connected
 

Keep up with her on the C2C community platform (join here!). 

 

Extra Credit

 

Google Cloud IAM Documentation

Cloud IAM on Qwiklabs

Identity and Access Management (Coursera)

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