Identity and Access Management for Application Auto Scaling - Application Auto Scaling
Services or capabilities described in Amazon Web Services documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with Amazon Web Services in China (PDF).

Identity and Access Management for Application Auto Scaling

Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) is an Amazon Web Service that helps an administrator securely control access to Amazon resources. IAM administrators control who can be authenticated (signed in) and authorized (have permissions) to use Application Auto Scaling resources. IAM is an Amazon Web Service that you can use with no additional charge.

To use Application Auto Scaling, you need an Amazon Web Services account and your security credentials for signing into your account. For more information, see Set up to start using Application Auto Scaling.

For complete IAM documentation, see the IAM User Guide.

Access control

You can have valid credentials to authenticate your requests, but unless you have permissions you cannot create or access Application Auto Scaling resources. For example, you must have permissions to create scaling policies, configure scheduled scaling, and so on.

The following sections provide details on how an IAM administrator can use IAM to help secure your Amazon resources, by controlling who can perform Application Auto Scaling API actions.