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, 2019 in Cloud Computing by Sonal
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Policies are applied to users and groups that belong to a particular AWS account ▫

Roles are applied to users who are generally not a part of your AWS account ▫

Use roles to delegate access to users, applications, and services that do not have access to your AWS resources

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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, 2019 by Abhi

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