Forge and Amazon AWS Deployment, Server Creation, and IAM Policies


We all love Laravel Forge.  It makes things so, so easy.  That being said, when using AWS as your host sometimes AWS permissions can be a bit funny. Specifically, you need a unique IAM user for Forge so you can assign permission policies.  IAM is Amazon’s way of allowing different users different permissions.  Forge utilizes this by asking for your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key when...



Seth Godin published an extremely well written article today (as he has made a habit of doing).  I’m going to link to it so you can read it yourself, but before I do