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AWS Services That Work with IAM

Many AWS services are integrated with AWS Identity and Access Management. The following tables group these services by category and show the IAM permission types each service supports, tips to help you write policies to control service access, and links to related information.

Specifically, each table provides the following information:

  • Action-level permissions. The service supports specifying individual actions in a policy's Action element. If the service does not support action-level permissions, policies for the service use * in the Action element. For a list of all of the permissions for the AWS services can be used in IAM policies, see AWS Service Actions and Condition Context Keys for Use in IAM Policies.

  • Resource-level permissions. The service has one or more APIs that support specifying individual resources (using ARNs) in the policy's Resource element. If an API does not support resource-level permissions then that statement in the policy must use * in the Resource element. See the footnotes after each table for more information.

  • Resource-based permissions. The service enables you to attach policies to the service's resources in addition to IAM users, groups, and roles. The policies specify who can access that resource by including a Principal element.

  • Tag-based permissions. The service supports testing resource tags in a Condition element.

  • Temporary security credentials. The service lets users make requests using temporary security credentials that are obtained by calling AWS STS APIs like AssumeRole or GetFederationToken. Temporary credentials are commonly used in federation scenarios. For more information, see Temporary Security Credentials.

  • More information. Links to more information in the documentation of the product.

Compute Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Yes Yes¹ No Yes¹ Yes
Amazon EC2 Container Registry (Amazon ECR) Yes Yes No Yes
Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS) Yes Yes² No No Yes
AWS Elastic Beanstalk Yes Yes³ No No Yes
AWS Lambda Yes Yes Yes⁴ No Yes
Auto Scaling Yes No No No Yes
Elastic Load Balancing Yes Yes⁵ No No Yes

¹ Amazon EC2 supports resource-level permissions and tags only for some APIs. For more information, see Supported Resources and Conditions for Amazon EC2 API Actions in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

² Amazon ECS supports resource-level permissions only for some APIs. For more information, see Supported Resource-Level Permissions for Amazon ECS API Actions in the Amazon EC2 Container Service Developer Guide.

³ Only some API actions for Elastic Beanstalk can be used as permissions against specific resources. For more information, see Resources and Conditions for Elastic Beanstalk Actions in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Developer Guide.

⁴ The only AWS Lambda API action that can be specified in a resource-based policy is lambda:InvokeFunction. For more information, see Using Resource-Based Policies for AWS Lambda (Lambda Function Policies) in the AWS Lambda Developer Guide.

⁵ Only some API actions for Elastic Load Balancing can be used as permissions against specific resources. For more information, see Control Access to Your Load Balancer in the Elastic Load Balancing User Guide.

Storage and Content Delivery Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) Yes Yes¹ No Yes Yes
Amazon EFS Yes Yes No No Yes
Amazon Glacier Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AWS Snowball and AWS Snowball Edge Yes No No No Yes
AWS Storage Gateway Yes Yes No No Yes

¹ For information about which EBS actions support resource-level permissions, see Supported Resources and Conditions for Amazon EC2 API Actions in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

Database Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Amazon DynamoDB Yes Yes No No Yes
Amazon ElastiCache Yes No No No Yes
Amazon Redshift Yes Yes No No Yes
Amazon SimpleDB Yes Yes No No Yes

Networking and Content Delivery Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) Yes Yes¹ Yes² Yes Yes

Amazon CloudFront

Yes³ No No No Yes
AWS Direct Connect Yes No No No Yes
Amazon Route 53 Yes Yes No No Yes

¹ In an IAM user policy, you cannot restrict permissions to a specific Amazon VPC endpoint. Any Action element that includes the ec2:*VpcEndpoint* or ec2:DescribePrefixLists API actions must specify ""Resource": "*"". For more information, see Controlling the Use of Endpoints in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

² Amazon VPC supports attaching a single resource policy to a VPC endpoint to restrict what can be accessed through that endpoint. For more information about using resource-based policies to control access to resources from specific Amazon VPC endpoints, see Using Endpoint Policies in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

³ CloudFront does not support action-level permissions for creating CloudFront key pairs. You must use an AWS root account to create a CloudFront key pair. For more information, see Creating CloudFront Key Pairs for Your Trusted Signers in the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide.

Migration Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
AWS Import/Export Yes No No No Yes

Developer Tools and Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
AWS CodeCommit Yes Yes No No Yes
AWS CodeBuild Yes Yes No No Yes
AWS CodeDeploy Yes Yes No No Yes
AWS CodePipeline Yes Yes¹ No No Yes

¹ Only some API actions for AWS CodePipeline can be used as permissions against specific resources. For more information, see the "Operation and Resource Syntax" section of AWS CodePipeline Access Permissions Reference in the AWS CodePipeline User Guide.

Management Tools and Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
Amazon CloudWatch Yes No No No Yes
Amazon CloudWatch Events Yes Yes No No Yes
Amazon CloudWatch Logs Yes Yes No No Yes
AWS CloudFormation Yes Yes No No Yes
AWS CloudTrail Yes Yes No No Yes
AWS Config Yes No No No Yes
AWS OpsWorks Yes Yes Yes No Yes
AWS Service Catalog Yes Yes No No Yes
AWS Trusted Advisor Yes¹ Yes No No Yes¹
AWS Health Yes No No No Yes

¹ API access to Trusted Advisor is through the AWS Support API and is controlled by AWS Support IAM policies.

Security, Identity, and Compliance Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Yes Yes No No Yes¹
AWS Security Token Service (AWS STS) Yes Yes² No No Yes²
AWS Organizations Yes Yes No No Yes
AWS Artifact Yes Yes No No Yes
AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) Yes Yes No No Yes
AWS Directory Service Yes No No No Yes
AWS CloudHSM Yes No No No No
AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) Yes Yes Yes No Yes
AWS WAF Yes Yes No No Yes

¹ Only some of the API actions for IAM can be called with temporary credentials. For more information, see Comparing your API options

² AWS STS does not have "resources", but does allow restricting access in a similar way to users. For more information, see Denying Access to Temporary Security Credentials by Name. Only some of the APIs for AWS STS support calling with temporary credentials. For more information, see Comparing your API options.

Analytics Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
Amazon EMR Yes No No Yes Yes
Amazon CloudSearch Yes Yes No No Yes
Amazon Elasticsearch Service Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Amazon Kinesis Streams Yes Yes No No Yes
Amazon Kinesis Analytics Yes Yes No No Yes
Amazon Kinesis Firehose Yes Yes No No Yes
AWS Data Pipeline Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Artificial Intelligence

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
Amazon Polly Yes Yes No No Yes
Amazon Machine Learning Yes Yes No No Yes

Internet of Things

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
AWS IoT Yes¹ Yes² Yes³ No Yes

¹ For more information about AWS IoT action-level permissions, see AWS IoT Policy Actions in the AWS IoT User Guide.

² For information about which AWS IoT actions support resource-level permissions and which resources you can specify for each, see Action Resources in the AWS IoT Developer Guide.

³ Devices connected to AWS IoT are authenticated by using X.509 certificates. You can attach AWS IoT policies to an X.509 certificate to control what the device is authorized to do. For more information, see Create an AWS IoT Policy in the AWS IoT Developer Guide.

Game Development Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
Amazon GameLift Yes No No No Yes

Mobile Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
Amazon Cognito Yes Yes No No Yes
AWS Device Farm Yes No No No Yes
Amazon Mobile Analytics Yes No No No Yes
Amazon Pinpoint Yes Yes No No Yes

Application Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
Amazon API Gateway Yes Yes No No Yes
Amazon Elastic Transcoder Yes Yes No No Yes
Amazon Simple Workflow Service (Amazon SWF) Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Messaging Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) Yes Yes¹ No No Yes²
Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) Yes Yes Yes No Yes

¹ Amazon SES supports resource-level permissions in policies that grant permissions to delegate senders to access specific SES identities.

² Only the Amazon SES API supports temporary security credentials. The Amazon SES SMTP interface does not support SMTP credentials that are derived from temporary security credentials.

Business Productivity

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
Amazon WorkDocs Yes No No No Yes
Amazon WorkMail Yes No No No Yes

Desktop and App Streaming Services

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
Amazon WorkSpaces Yes Yes No No Yes
Amazon WAM Yes No No No Yes
Amazon AppStream Yes No No No Yes
Amazon AppStream 2.0 Yes No No No Yes

Additional Resources

 

Service and Related IAM Info
Supports the following permissions
Action Level Resource Level Resource Based Tag Based Temporary Credentials
AWS Billing and Cost Management Yes No No No Yes
AWS Marketplace Yes Yes No No Yes
AWS Support No No No No Yes