Reduce your Amazon IAM
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

AWS IAM cost saving tips Optimize your AWS IAM costs with these tips


Use IAM roles

Rather than utilizing long-term access keys, leverage IAM roles - these provide temporary credentials, mitigating the need for frequent key rotation or revocation.


Implement least privilege

Establish granular policies only granting necessary permissions - this reduces unneeded access and the risk of incurring unexpected costs.


Utilize IAM groups

Allocate common policies to multiple users via IAM groups rather than duplicating policies. This simplifies access management and makes updating permissions easier.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About AWS IAM Service information & pricing


AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a secure tool for managing access to AWS services and resources. It enables precise control of user permissions and offers continuous analysis for refining access. IAM provides temporary security credentials for workloads accessing AWS resources. It helps in attribute-based access control, managing per-account access, scaling access, setting organization-wide guardrails, and matching permissions for minimal privilege.

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AWS IAM pricing

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a service that provides users with fine-tuned control over access to AWS resources and services. It enables management of permissions for workforce and systems to ensure the least possible privilege. Importantly, this service is not subject to any additional charges.

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