IAM Roles in AWS (with CloudFormation)

Introduction This post revisits IAM Roles in AWS, which shows how to create EC2 instances with role-based rather than credential-based access. In that post, the AWS CLI was used to create all of the required AWS resources and dependencies between them were managed manually by copying values from the result of one command into other commands for building dependent resources. Here you will learn how to accomplish the same things with far less effort using AWS CloudFormation.

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