Enhanced security and top-down account management
Securely manage Amazon Web Services accounts and access key controls for the Stax console and AWS functions from one central management location.
Identity management and access to AWS resources and services
Specify who can access what, and what they can do, all within Stax’s centralized, easy-to-use access management control.
Create fine tuned access identities to fit every user type
Ensure every user has an IAM role with the exact permissions and accessibility they require to streamline workflows.
Create a series of identity templates that can be applied quickly and simply to any AWS organization account.
Cluster identity types into user groups for the most efficient use of identity management.
Use fine-grain account types and permission settings to ensure team members have everything they need to work fluidly..
Total visibility built-in
Keeping accurate logs and records of access, activity and interactions allows you to analyze and optimize business practices one IAM role at a time.
Detailed authentication logging is enabled by default when you start using Stax, so you can track all login attempts from the start.
Configure AWS permissions for entire user groups in a matter of moments, rather than having to change every account individually.
- Customize key tracking parameters for each IAM role wherever a more unique IAM user account may be necessary.
Consistent, centralized security controls
Set and manage guardrails and fine-grain access controls to keep your users and business secure with the Stax Security account.
The default Stax AWS Security account can only be accessed by authorized administrators, keeping security controls centralized and safe.
All security-related controls are consolidated within this one account to protect usage.
- Use Stax Identity Service to manage access to the Stax AWS management console and API, as well as controlling account single sign-on (AWS SSO) permissions.
- The Stax default IAM policy will keep all your accounts protected, but you can easily define your own and create temporary security credentials whenever necessary.
Monitor and refine permissions over time
Capture and analyze activity data from individual users or groups into a single source of information with the AWS IAM Access Analyzer.
Set permissions from the beginning, drilling down to fine-grain specifications by generating validated policies
Analyze and interpret activity logs to determine if access paths are verifiable.
- Revise and refine permissions based on solid activity data, including last-accessed information, allowing you to work toward a least-privilege access model.
Secure access through the Stax console
Gain streamline access by using either the Stax console or your existing identity provider. Stax supports federated logins using your existing SAML or OIDC-compliant IAM provider, so you can continue using your current IAM provider for simplicity and consistency for your users and administrators.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is AWS Identity and Access Management?
AWS IAM is a standard feature in every AWS account. It is designed to provide you with a fine-grained level of control over resources and services for an individual user or IAM group, managing everything they are able to access. You can use it to grant access to different AWS accounts and to manage the permissions that are assigned to each account. With advanced Identity and Access Management, AWS also gives you the ability to control access to specific service APIs and resources using configurable AWS IAM policies.
What is an AWS IAM policy?
An IAM policy defines specific permissions and parameters for an action in AWS. This can include giving permission to specific AWS users to access a chosen resource, managing the accessibility of a particular resource for a user group, such as an Amazon S3 bucket. IAM policies also allow you to use access control for individual sessions — for example, if you wanted to create a temporary access user account. Whatever method is used to perform the operation, the access control policy will always apply, preventing unauthorized users from performing actions outside of their remit.
How does Stax help with AWS IAM?
Stax makes it easy for you to control all Stax and AWS access management settings from one central interface. With detailed authentication logs maintained by default, you can easily monitor all user login activity with our AWS-native Cloud Management Platform in a user-friendly, efficient platform. Stax also supports federated logins using your existing IAM provider, simplifying the task of setting up and configuring the AWS Identity and Access Management service. For companies that are in the process of migrating to an AWS Cloud environment, the ability to use an existing IAM provider can save a considerable amount of time and expense, as well as reducing complications for users and administrators alike.
What are the key features of Stax’s Identity and Access Management service?
- Everything is in the Stax Security account: Because the Stax and AWS Identity Service is hosted in the default Stax Security account, it can only be accessed by authorized administrators.
- IAM user groups: Users can be organized into groups, enabling you to quickly assign a particular permission to multiple individuals.
- Full authentication logging: Track all login attempts with detailed authentication logging, which is enabled by default when you start using Stax.
- Centralized control: Manage AWS account access permission for individual APIs and services from one intuitive interface.
- Support for federated logins: If you wish to continue using an existing identity and access management provider, you can do so easily with our federated logins support.
What kind of support is available when using the tool?
We provide full technical support to all of our customers, ensuring that help is always on hand when you need it.