I'm an experienced programmer but until very recently, I have never worked with AWS. Pretty much every programming language has extensive, fairly standard naming convensions.

What are some best practices on giving names and tagging entities in AWS?

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I'm naming entities in companies I work for like so:

awsapplicationelb-productName-AWS_Region-environment-number, for example:


Or for an IAM role:

AWS_Service-policy_aim-environment, for exmaple:


Just find whatever convention that suits you and saves you time by including some identifying information in the name.

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