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Single Sign-On: Integrating AWS, OpenLDAP, and Shibboleth


AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a web service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) for managing users and user permissions in AWS. Outside the AWS cloud, administrators of corporate systems rely on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)1 to manage identities. By using role-based access control (RBAC) and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0, corporate IT systems administrators can bridge the IAM and LDAP systems and simplify identity and permissions management across on-premises and cloud-based infrastructures.

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