AWS::EKS::PodIdentityAssociation - AWS CloudFormation


Amazon EKS Pod Identity associations provide the ability to manage credentials for your applications, similar to the way that Amazon EC2 instance profiles provide credentials to Amazon EC2 instances.


To declare this entity in your AWS CloudFormation template, use the following syntax:


{ "Type" : "AWS::EKS::PodIdentityAssociation", "Properties" : { "ClusterName" : String, "Namespace" : String, "RoleArn" : String, "ServiceAccount" : String, "Tags" : [ Tag, ... ] } }


Type: AWS::EKS::PodIdentityAssociation Properties: ClusterName: String Namespace: String RoleArn: String ServiceAccount: String Tags: - Tag



The name of the cluster that the association is in.

Required: Yes

Type: String

Minimum: 1

Update requires: Replacement


The name of the Kubernetes namespace inside the cluster to create the association in. The service account and the pods that use the service account must be in this namespace.

Required: Yes

Type: String

Update requires: Replacement


The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM role to associate with the service account. The EKS Pod Identity agent manages credentials to assume this role for applications in the containers in the pods that use this service account.

Required: Yes

Type: String

Update requires: No interruption


The name of the Kubernetes service account inside the cluster to associate the IAM credentials with.

Required: Yes

Type: String

Update requires: Replacement


Metadata that assists with categorization and organization. Each tag consists of a key and an optional value. You define both. Tags don't propagate to any other cluster or AWS resources.

The following basic restrictions apply to tags:

  • Maximum number of tags per resource – 50

  • For each resource, each tag key must be unique, and each tag key can have only one value.

  • Maximum key length – 128 Unicode characters in UTF-8

  • Maximum value length – 256 Unicode characters in UTF-8

  • If your tagging schema is used across multiple services and resources, remember that other services may have restrictions on allowed characters. Generally allowed characters are: letters, numbers, and spaces representable in UTF-8, and the following characters: + - = . _ : / @.

  • Tag keys and values are case-sensitive.

  • Do not use aws:, AWS:, or any upper or lowercase combination of such as a prefix for either keys or values as it is reserved for AWS use. You cannot edit or delete tag keys or values with this prefix. Tags with this prefix do not count against your tags per resource limit.

Required: No

Type: Array of Tag

Update requires: No interruption

Return values


When you pass the logical ID of this resource to the intrinsic Ref function, Ref returns the resource name. For example:

{ "Ref": "myAssociation" }

For the Amazon EKS Pod Identity association myAssociation, Ref returns the physical resource ID of the association. For example, a-abcdefghijklmnop1.

For more information about using the Ref function, see Ref.


The Fn::GetAtt intrinsic function returns a value for a specified attribute of this type. The following are the available attributes and sample return values.

For more information about using the Fn::GetAtt intrinsic function, see Fn::GetAtt.


The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the association.


The ID of the association.