How to create an IAM application
An IAM application is a non-human user in an Organization. This feature lets you create API keys that are not linked to a specific user, to give programmatic access to resources and make your production code more robust. As with users, you can define permissions and access rights for each IAM application via policies.
Click the Applications tab. A list of the Organization’s existing IAM applications displays:
Click the «Plus Icon» button to create a new IAM application. The application creation wizard displays:
Complete the steps of the creation wizard:
- Enter a name for the application, or use the auto-generated name suggested for you
- Enter a description (optional)
- Attach an existing policy to the application (optional)
You can choose not to attach a policy to the application at this stage. Unless your application is a part of a group, be aware that until you attach a policy to the application, it will have no permissions in your Organization.
Click Create application to finish.
You are returned to the list of your applications, where your newly created application now appears.