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Actions, Resources, and Condition Keys for Alexa for Business

Alexa for Business (service prefix: a4b) provides the following service-specific resources, actions, and condition context keys for use in IAM permission policies.

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Actions Defined by Alexa for Business

You can specify the following actions in the Action element of an IAM policy statement. Use policies to grant permissions to perform an operation in AWS. When you use an action in a policy, you usually allow or deny access to the API operation or CLI command with the same name. However, in some cases, a single action controls access to more than one operation. Alternatively, some operations require several different actions.

The Resource column indicates whether each action supports resource-level permissions. If there is no value for this column, you must specify all resources ("*") in the Resource element of your policy statement. If the column includes a resource type, then you can specify an ARN of that type in a statement with that action. Required resources are indicated in the table with an asterisk (*). If you specify a resource-level permission ARN in a statement using this action, then it must be of this type. Some actions support multiple resource types. If the resource type is optional (not indicated as required), then you can choose to use one but not the other.

For details about the columns in the following table, see The Actions Table.

Actions Description Access Level Resource Types (*required) Condition Keys Dependent Actions
ApproveSkill Associates a skill with the organization under the customer's AWS account. If a skill is private, the user implicitly accepts access to this skill during enablement. Write
AssociateContactWithAddressBook Associates a contact with a given address book. Write

addressbook*

contact*

AssociateDeviceWithRoom Associates device with given room. Write

device*

room*

AssociateSkillGroupWithRoom Associates the skill group with given room. SkillGroup ARN and Room ARN must be specified. Write

room*

skillgroup*

AssociateSkillWithSkillGroup Associates a skill with a skill group. Write

skillgroup*

AssociateSkillWithUsers Makes a private skill available for enrolled users to enable on their devices. Write
CreateAddressBook Creates an address book with the specified details. Write
CreateBusinessReportSchedule Creates a recurring schedule for usage reports to deliver to the specified S3 location with a specified daily or weekly interval. Write
CreateConferenceProvider Adds a new conference provider under the user's AWS account. Write
CreateContact Creates a contact with the specified details. Write
CreateProfile Creates a new profile. Write
CreateRoom Create room with the specified details. Write

profile*

CreateSkillGroup Creates a skill group with given name and description. Write
CreateUser Creates a user. Write

user*

DeleteAddressBook Deletes an address book by the address book ARN. Write

addressbook*

DeleteBusinessReportSchedule Deletes the recurring report delivery schedule with the specified schedule ARN. Write

schedule*

DeleteConferenceProvider Deletes a conference provider. Write

conferenceprovider*

DeleteContact Deletes a contact by the contact ARN. Write

contact*

DeleteDevice Removes a device from Alexa For Business. Write

device*

DeleteProfile Delete profile by profile ARN. Write

profile*

DeleteRoom Delete room. Write

room*

DeleteRoomSkillParameter Delete a parameter from a skill and room. Write

room*

DeleteSkillAuthorization Unlinks a third-party account from a skill. Write

room*

DeleteSkillGroup Deletes skill group with skill group ARN. Skillgroup ARN must be specified. Write

skillgroup*

DeleteUser Delete a user. Write

user*

DisassociateContactFromAddressBook Disassociates a contact from a given address book. Write

addressbook*

contact*

DisassociateDeviceFromRoom Disassociates device from its current room. Write

device*

DisassociateSkillFromSkillGroup Disassociates a skill from a skill group. Write

skillgroup*

DisassociateSkillFromUsers Makes a private skill unavailable for enrolled users and prevents them from enabling it on their devices. Write

user*

DisassociateSkillGroupFromRoom Disassociates the skill group from given room. SkillGroup ARN and Room ARN must be specified. Write

room*

skillgroup*

ForgetSmartHomeAppliances Forgets smart home appliances associated to a room. Write

room*

GetAddressBook Gets the address book details by the address book ARN. Read

addressbook*

GetConferencePreference Retrieves the existing conference preferences. Read
GetConferenceProvider Gets details about a specific conference provider. Read

conferenceprovider*

GetContact Gets the contact details by the contact ARN. Read

contact*

GetDevice Get device details. Read

device*

GetProfile Gets profile when provided with Profile ARN. Read

profile*

GetRoom Get room details. Read

room*

GetRoomSkillParameter Get an existing parameter that has been set for a skill and room. Read

room*

GetSkillGroup Gets skill group details with skill group ARN. Skillgroup ARN must be specified. Read

skillgroup*

ListBusinessReportSchedules Lists the details of the schedules that a user configured. List
ListConferenceProviders Lists conference providers under a specific AWS account. List
ListDeviceEvents Lists the device event history, including device connection status, for up to 30 days. List

device*

ListSkills Lists skills. List
ListSkillsStoreCategories Lists all categories in the Alexa skill store. List
ListSkillsStoreSkillsByCategory Lists all skills in the Alexa skill store by category. List
ListSmartHomeAppliances Lists all of the smart home appliances associated with a room. List

room*

ListTags Lists all tags on a resource. Read

device

room

user

PutConferencePreference Sets the conference preferences on a specific conference provider at the account level. Write
PutRoomSkillParameter Put a room specific parameter for a skill. Write

room*

PutSkillAuthorization Links a user's account to a third-party skill provider. If this API operation is called by an assumed IAM role, the skill being linked must be a private skill. Also, the skill must be owned by the AWS account that assumed the IAM role. Write

room*

RegisterAVSDevice Registers an Alexa-enabled device built by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) using Alexa Voice Service (AVS). Write
RejectSkill Disassociates a skill from the organization under a user's AWS account. If the skill is a private skill, it moves to an AcceptStatus of PENDING. Write
ResolveRoom Returns resolved room information. Read
RevokeInvitation Revoke an invitation. Write

user*

SearchAddressBooks Searches address books and lists the ones that meet a set of filter and sort criteria. List
SearchContacts Searches contacts and lists the ones that meet a set of filter and sort criteria. List
SearchDevices Search for devices. List
SearchProfiles Search for profiles. List
SearchRooms Search for rooms. List
SearchSkillGroups Search for skill groups. List
SearchUsers Search for users. List
SendInvitation Send an invitation to a user. Write

user*

StartDeviceSync Restore the device and its account to its known, default settings by clearing all information and settings set by its previous users. Write
StartSmartHomeApplianceDiscovery Initiates the discovery of any smart home appliances associated with the room. Read

room*

TagResource Adds metadata tags to a resource. Tagging

device

room

user

UntagResource Removes metadata tags from a resource. Tagging

device

room

user

UpdateAddressBook Updates address book details by the address book ARN. Write

addressbook*

UpdateBusinessReportSchedule Updates the configuration of the report delivery schedule with the specified schedule ARN. Write

schedule*

UpdateConferenceProvider Updates an existing conference provider's settings. Write

conferenceprovider*

UpdateContact Updates the contact details by the contact ARN. Write

contact*

UpdateDevice Updates device name. Write

device*

UpdateProfile Updates an existing profile. Write

profile*

UpdateRoom Update room details. Write

room*

UpdateSkillGroup Updates skill group details with skill group ARN. Skillgroup ARN must be specified. Write

skillgroup*

Resources Defined by Alexa for Business

The following resource types are defined by this service and can be used in the Resource element of IAM permission policy statements. Each action in the Actions table identifies the resource types that can be specified with that action. A resource type can also define which condition keys you can include in a policy. These keys are displayed in the last column of the table. For details about the columns in the following table, see The Resource Types Table.

Resource Types ARN Condition Keys
profile arn:${Partition}:a4b:${Region}:${Account}:profile/${Resource_id}
room arn:${Partition}:a4b:${Region}:${Account}:room/${Resource_id}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

device arn:${Partition}:a4b:${Region}:${Account}:device/${Resource_id}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

skillgroup arn:${Partition}:a4b:${Region}:${Account}:skill-group/${Resource_id}
user arn:${Partition}:a4b:${Region}:${Account}:user/${Resource_id}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

addressbook arn:${Partition}:a4b:${Region}:${Account}:address-book/${Resource_id}
conferenceprovider arn:${Partition}:a4b:${Region}:${Account}:conference-provider/${Resource_id}
contact arn:${Partition}:a4b:${Region}:${Account}:contact/${Resource_id}
schedule arn:${Partition}:a4b:${Region}:${Account}:schedule/${Resource_id}

Condition Keys for Alexa for Business

Alexa for Business defines the following condition keys that can be used in the Condition element of an IAM policy. You can use these keys to further refine the conditions under which the policy statement applies. For details about the columns in the following table, see The Condition Keys Table.

To view the global condition keys that are available to all services, see Available Global Condition Keys in the IAM Policy Reference.

Condition Keys Description Type
a4b:amazonId Filters actions based on the Amazon Id in the request String
a4b:filters_deviceType Filters actions based on the device type in the request String
aws:RequestTag/${TagKey} Filters actions based on the allowed set of values for each of the tags String
aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey} Filters actions based on tag-value assoicated with the resource String
aws:TagKeys Filters actions based on the presence of mandatory tags in the request String