About EIM

The Elastic Identity Management (EIM) service enables you to manage identities and secondary credentials in your OUTSCALE account.

The EIM API is compliant with the Identity and Access Management (IAM) API of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

General Information

As the owner of an OUTSCALE account (root user), you have unrestricted permissions on all the resources of your account.

In addition, the EIM service enables you to create sub-users of the account (EIM users), with restricted permissions. EIM users have their own sets of access keys, distinct from those of the root user. For more information, see About EIM Users and Managing Access Keys for EIM Users.

EIM users can be organized into EIM groups to make their permissions easier to manage. For more information, see About EIM Groups.

The permissions themselves are managed through EIM policies, which you can attach to EIM users or EIM groups. Permissions consist in being allowed to run specific API methods on the OUTSCALE account. For more information, see About Policies.

EIM users are not OUTSCALE accounts and must be used for governance and security purposes only. Indeed, resources, quotas, and consumption are considered at the level of the OUTSCALE account, rather than at the level of individual EIM users.

Compatibility

EIM is compatible with the following OUTSCALE services:

Service Compatibility

OUTSCALE API

Yes

Flexible Compute Unit (FCU)

Yes

Load Balancer Unit (LBU)

Yes

Elastic Identity Management (EIM)

Yes

Internal Call Unit (ICU)

No

DirectLink

Yes

OUTSCALE Object Storage (OOS)

No

Cockpit v1

Yes (partially) *

Cockpit v2-beta

No

* EIM users can log in to Cockpit v1 using their access key ID and secret key, but not all features are supported.

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