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Effective Actions for AWS IAM

TL;DR I made Effective IAM Actions [https://bigorange.cloud/actions/], a small tool to expand wildcards "*"in IAM Policy Actions [https://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/reference_policies_elements_action.html] so that you can see explicitly what permissions are granted by a policy. It supports multiple statements in each policy, Allow...

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Managing Secure String Parameters in CloudFormation

This was a nifty little trick I just learnt from my colleague James the other day that is definitely worth sharing more widely. While CloudFormation does not support SecureStrings for AWS::SSM::Parameters [https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSCloudFormation/latest/UserGuide/aws-resource-ssm-parameter.html#cfn-ssm-parameter-description] resources, you can can fudge it with this one weird trick;...