The term IAM is one of the common you hear in cloud-native environments. What does such a system do, though? And if you do know, how long did it take you to understand the full purpose? I will explain the main concepts behind this massive software family, having the busy engineer in mind.
The fundamentals described here are vendor agnostic. Though most of my experience derives from AWS’s implementation.
What is IAM IAM stands for Identity Access Management.