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Identity and Access Management (IAM)

User management in the Open Telekom Cloud

Identification and authentication services (identity and access management) are essential for a cloud environment, as the cloud must be capable of recognizing the respective users. When registering, the users are stored in a central identity system together with their access data. Each time they log in, their account name and password are then compared with the data stored in the identity system. Following successful authentication, the users receive the corresponding permissions for accessing the assigned resources. Identity and access management prevents unauthorized access to resources by managing user data and permissions centrally, making it one of the cornerstones for working safely in the cloud.

Identity and Access Management in the Open Telekom Cloud

There are two ways to access the Open Telekom Cloud: by entering your user name, email address and password, or via the corresponding APIs and the associated access keys. IAM automatically identifies authorized users and provides them with the permissions they need to use the Open Telekom Cloud. Because there is no all-round protection of resources, users should only issue permissions that are necessary and make sure they use secure passwords. IAM also supports multi-project management, which means that multiple separate projects can be created for different users under a single tenant. The costs of the individual projects are added up for the tenant, thus also enabling optimized pricing (e.g. by jointly reaching higher scales for object storage). Granular assignments of access permissions are also possible via the API for access control lists, making it possible to assign access permissions for resources to specific users, and via the Agency Function.


New Features

Elastic Volume Service (EVS) supports IAM fine grained access rights IAMView Details
Individual domain names for OBS buckets configurableView Details
IAM fine-grained Policies for CBR available in DEView Details
IAM 2.5 UpdateView Details

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