IAM identities are created to provide authentication for people and processes in your aws account.
IAM identities are categorized as given below:
- IAM Users
- IAM Groups
- IAM Roles
AWS Account Root User
- When you first create an AWS account, you create an account as a root user identity which is used to sign in to AWS.
- You can sign to the AWS Management Console by entering your email address and password. The combination of email address and password is known as root user credentials.
- When you sign in to AWS account as a root user, you have unrestricted access to all the resources in AWS account.
- The Root user can also access the billing information as well as can change the password also.