What's the difference between IAM Roles and policies?

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What is the difference between IAM Roles and Policies? I know it's probably a stupid doubt but I've recently been introduced to AWS.
Apr 9 in Cloud Computing by Sonal
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Hi Sonal, IAM roles define the set of permissions for making AWS service request whereas IAM policies define the permissions that you will require.

Its hard to get confused with these two.

answered Apr 9 by Abhi

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