IAM roles for Amazon EC2 instances allows an EC2 instance make AWS service calls on our behalf. This allows us to have temporary credentials rather than hard coding them on to the instance if we want to make calls to AWS services. In this article we will see how to create an IAM role.

IAM policies are how one applies permissions to users, groups and roles. Managed IAM policies are standalone policies that can be attached to multiple identities (users, groups, and roles) and when the policy changes, it immediately applies to the attached identities. In this article we see how to create a managed IAM policy.

An announcement regarding the Pygoscelis Papua Linux AMIs that will start in September 2016:

The rolling wave for Pygoscelis Papua Linux AMIs will be changed to be the two most recent builds. So when the 2016-09 release comes, it and the 2016-07 release will remain while the rest will be retired. The retired AMIs will remain on us-east-1 for archival purposes. If you wish to copy any of the old images, our articles HowTo: Copy EC2 EBS AMIs Between Accounts and HowTo: Move an EC2 EBS AMI From One Region to Another may be of use.

Gentoo is a trademark of Gentoo Foundation, Inc. The Dowd and Associates Gentoo in the Cloud and Pygoscelis Papua Linux machine images are unofficial builds and are not part of the Gentoo project and is not directed or managed by Gentoo Foundation, Inc.
Amazon Web Services, the "Powered by Amazon Web Services" logo, and Amazon EC2 are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.

We have updated Pygoscelis Papua Linux, our unofficial build of Gentoo Linux, for July 2016.

Region AMI ID Arch Instance Type AKI ID Timestamp
ap-northeast-1 ami-84788ae5 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-07-06-00-41-20
ap-northeast-1 ami-407c8e21 x86_64 ebs aki-176bf516 2016-07-06-00-41-20
ap-northeast-2 ami-85a56feb x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-07-06-00-41-20
ap-northeast-2 ami-47a56f29 x86_64 ebs aki-01a66b6f 2016-07-06-00-41-20
ap-south-1 ami-61fe940e x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-07-06-00-41-20
ap-south-1 ami-60f2980f x86_64 ebs aki-a7305ac8 2016-07-06-00-41-20
ap-southeast-1 ami-22e23f41 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-07-06-00-41-20
ap-southeast-1 ami-85e23fe6 x86_64 ebs aki-503e7402 2016-07-06-00-41-20
ap-southeast-2 ami-b0cde6d3 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-07-06-00-41-20
ap-southeast-2 ami-54c8e337 x86_64 ebs aki-c362fff9 2016-07-06-00-41-20
eu-central-1 ami-fbc92394 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-07-06-00-41-20
eu-central-1 ami-5fcf2530 x86_64 ebs aki-184c7a05 2016-07-06-00-41-20
eu-west-1 ami-93f692e0 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-07-06-00-41-20
eu-west-1 ami-aceb8fdf x86_64 ebs aki-52a34525 2016-07-06-00-41-20
sa-east-1 ami-b5ce5ad9 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-07-06-00-41-20
sa-east-1 ami-71ce5a1d x86_64 ebs aki-5553f448 2016-07-06-00-41-20
us-east-1 ami-fcec68eb x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-07-06-00-41-20
us-east-1 ami-53119544 x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2016-07-06-00-41-20
us-west-1 ami-59f5b239 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-07-06-00-41-20
us-west-1 ami-82f7b0e2 x86_64 ebs aki-880531cd 2016-07-06-00-41-20
us-west-2 ami-c107c7a1 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-07-06-00-41-20
us-west-2 ami-0b08c86b x86_64 ebs aki-fc8f11cc 2016-07-06-00-41-20
Gentoo is a trademark of Gentoo Foundation, Inc. The Dowd and Associates Gentoo in the Cloud and Pygoscelis Papua Linux machine images are unofficial builds and are not part of the Gentoo project and is not directed or managed by Gentoo Foundation, Inc.
Amazon Web Services, the "Powered by Amazon Web Services" logo, and Amazon EC2 are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.

We have updated Pygoscelis Papua Linux, our unofficial build of Gentoo Linux, for May 2016.

Region AMI ID Arch Instance Type AKI ID Timestamp
ap-northeast-1 ami-dcf9e3b2 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-05-03-00-52-46
ap-northeast-1 ami-2bffe545 x86_64 ebs aki-176bf516 2016-05-03-00-52-46
ap-northeast-2 ami-724d851c x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-05-03-00-52-46
ap-northeast-2 ami-cd4b83a3 x86_64 ebs aki-01a66b6f 2016-05-03-00-52-46
ap-southeast-1 ami-f802d59b x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-05-03-00-52-46
ap-southeast-1 ami-ba02d5d9 x86_64 ebs aki-503e7402 2016-05-03-00-52-46
ap-southeast-2 ami-ed537f8e x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-05-03-00-52-46
ap-southeast-2 ami-a1537fc2 x86_64 ebs aki-c362fff9 2016-05-03-00-52-46
eu-central-1 ami-2919fb46 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-05-03-00-52-46
eu-central-1 ami-9718faf8 x86_64 ebs aki-184c7a05 2016-05-03-00-52-46
eu-west-1 ami-82a820f1 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-05-03-00-52-46
eu-west-1 ami-b0ab23c3 x86_64 ebs aki-52a34525 2016-05-03-00-52-46
sa-east-1 ami-0f47ce63 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-05-03-00-52-46
sa-east-1 ami-0f42cb63 x86_64 ebs aki-5553f448 2016-05-03-00-52-46
us-east-1 ami-5cbd5c31 x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-05-03-00-52-46
us-east-1 ami-961efffb x86_64 ebs aki-919dcaf8 2016-05-03-00-52-46
us-west-1 ami-ee2f568e x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-05-03-00-52-46
us-west-1 ami-7d2c551d x86_64 ebs aki-880531cd 2016-05-03-00-52-46
us-west-2 ami-fabb499a x86_64 hvm:ebs hvm 2016-05-03-00-52-46
us-west-2 ami-c0b446a0 x86_64 ebs aki-fc8f11cc 2016-05-03-00-52-46
Gentoo is a trademark of Gentoo Foundation, Inc. The Dowd and Associates Gentoo in the Cloud and Pygoscelis Papua Linux machine images are unofficial builds and are not part of the Gentoo project and is not directed or managed by Gentoo Foundation, Inc.
Amazon Web Services, the "Powered by Amazon Web Services" logo, and Amazon EC2 are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.