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Database Developer Guide (API Version 2012-12-01)

Step 1: Configure IAM Permissions

The users that create the Amazon EMR cluster and run the Amazon Redshift COPY command must have the necessary permissions.

To configure IAM permissions

  1. Add the following permissions for the IAM user that will create the Amazon EMR cluster.

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    ec2:DescribeSecurityGroups ec2:RevokeSecurityGroupIngress ec2:AuthorizeSecurityGroupIngress redshift:DescribeClusters
  2. Add the following permission for the IAM role or IAM user that will execute the COPY command.

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    elasticmapreduce:ListInstances

  3. Add the following permission to the Amazon EMR cluster's IAM role.

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    redshift:DescribeClusters