If you’re like me, any time you’re in authoring mode – whether code or content – the first thing you do is spend a good portion of time staring blankly at your screen thinking about where to start. Take this newsletter for instance… I’m 20 minutes in already.
Authoring custom IAM policies can be tedious. There’s a lot of information gathering, documentation referencing, and contextual understanding before even getting to your editor. A key goal for the content we’ve been creating and curating is to be a helper for the cloud engineering role as a whole, with a specific focus on IAM. That, of course, includes authoring mode.
To bring somethin’ else to the community, we introduced a new feature to our site this week, the IAM Policy Catalog
– a browsable and searchable index of member contributed IAM Policy documents, filtered by providers and services. When it’s time for you craft a custom policy, browse the catalog to see if there’s an example you can borrow. Or if you have a bunch of tips & tricks up your sleeve, you can add your own examples to the catalog. We aim to build a comprehensive catalog of customizable policies that hit any use case, so you can quickly get on your way.
As the examples trickle in from the community, I’ll add highlights to this newsletter. Hopefully we can help save you some time and energy!