When we talk about user ids in AWS or any Cloud some [Non-AWS Practiced] people feel user ids of IAM and EC2s are the same. But not!
- IAM user ids are made to access particular services of AWS Platform through some of the groups Privileges. These Groups are embeded with AWS policies to have access on the services.
- Where as EC2 is a Virtual Machine [can be either Linux OS or Windows server]. It needs the users to access. Like your physical machines have the used ids, the VM also has them.
- Watch the below video for details/discussion:
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