Some of our commonly used acronyms are below:

  • AMI - Amazon Machine Image: a snapshot in time of a specific computer configuration that allows you to quickly replicate systems.
  • API - Application Programming Interface: an interface for programmers to access, create, and configure applications.
  • AWS - Amazon Web Services: a cloud computing services provider.
  • CFT - CloudFormation Template: the framework for building out your organization's structure in AWS
  • CI/CD - Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment: an automated process for testing and deploying code.
  • CP - Cloud Provider: for example, Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.
  • CSV - Comma Separated Values: a delimited text file that uses commas to separate value - the simplest possible form of a spreadsheet or database.
  • EULA - End User License Agreement: a legal contract between a provider and a user.
  • IAM - Identity and Access Management: within AWS, a service that enables fine tuned controls of access to Amazon resources.
  • IDMS - Identity Management System: an external system that integrates with to provide user and group information.
  • MFA - Multi-factor Authentication: security measure that creates an additional layer of security on top of a username and password.
  • OU - Organizational Unit: A construct used in to organize projects and groups in order to create a hierarchy.
  • RDS - Relational Database Service: Amazon's service for providing pre-configured databases.
  • SAML - Security Assertion Markup Language: A Microsoft single sign-on protocol supported by IDMS.
  • SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol: the protocol for sending email. SMTP servers can be configured within
  • SSL/TLS - Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security: security protocols for establishing encrypted links between systems.
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