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Auth0 Announces Partnership with AWS for IAM Session Tags

Permissions-based access controls ease administrator management

November 25, 2019

Illustration created by Martín Díaz Colodrero.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — November 25, 2019 — Auth0, the identity platform for application builders, today announced its integration with Session Tags, a new IAM feature from AWS. This integration provides AWS users with access to the right information based on their user attributes, and reduces the number of AWS roles and permissions policies the administrator has to manage and update when employees’ responsibilities change.

Customers frequently manage their workforce identities using an identity provider (IdP), federating from it into AWS using industry standards such as SAML and OIDC. Now, with session tags, when users federate into AWS, Auth0 can be configured to send attributes — for example an environment tag, project tag, team tag, and cost center tag — which are then used to determine the correct IAM policies for controlling access to AWS resources.

Customers can rely on the attributes from their corporate directory and ensure each employee receives defined permissions based on those attributes during an AWS session, simplifying fine-grained access control. Customers are able to scale more quickly without the administrator burden, and have a verifiable audit trail for permissions-based changes.

“A lot of customers use attributed-based access control now, but are not able to make use of their existing IdPs to do so,” said Bill Lapcevic, VP of Business Development at Auth0. “Thanks to our integration with Session Tags, AWS IAM users will benefit from the ability to use existing attributes to automatically apply specified permissions, giving power back to the IdP as the source of truth for access control.”

Please visit our technical documentation on Session Tags for more details on how to implement this feature.

About Auth0

Auth0 by Okta takes a modern approach to customer identity and enables organizations to provide secure access to any application, for any user. Auth0 is a highly customizable platform that is as simple as development teams want, and as flexible as they need. Safeguarding billions of login transactions each month, Auth0 delivers convenience, privacy, and security so customers can focus on innovation. For more information, visit

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