Release note 07.14.20

Connecting AWS volumes using IAM roles through the visual interface

Connection of Amazon Web Services S3 buckets with Cavatica using IAM roles is now also available through the connection wizard in the visual interface. The new connection option that uses IAM roles provides improved security for connecting cloud storage to Cavatica and greater flexibility by allowing you to choose between the IAM user or IAM role connection method. For both IAM role and IAM user, as an AWS identity, you can set permission policies to define what another identity associated with them can and cannot do on your bucket. In addition to that, an IAM role provides temporary security credentials which Cavatica automatically renews when the user’s bucket is accessed through Cavatica, thus increasing the security of the established connection. Learn more.