Actions, resources, and condition keys for Amazon CloudWatch - AWS Identity and Access Management

Actions, resources, and condition keys for Amazon CloudWatch

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

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Actions defined by Amazon CloudWatch

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 types 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
DeleteAlarms Grants permission to delete a collection of alarms Write

alarm*

DeleteAnomalyDetector Grants permission to delete the specified anomaly detection model from your account. Write
DeleteDashboards Grants permission to delete all CloudWatch dashboards that you specify Write

dashboard*

DeleteInsightRules Grants permission to delete a collection of insight rules Write

insight-rule*

DescribeAlarmHistory Grants permission to retrieve the history for the specified alarm Read

alarm*

DescribeAlarms Grants permission to describe all alarms, currently owned by the user's account Read

alarm*

DescribeAlarmsForMetric Grants permission to describe all alarms configured on the specified metric, currently owned by the user's account Read
DescribeAnomalyDetectors Grants permission to lists the anomaly detection models that you have created in your account. Read
DescribeInsightRules Grants permission to describe all insight rules, currently owned by the user's account Read
DisableAlarmActions Grants permission to disable actions for a collection of alarms Write

alarm*

DisableInsightRules Grants permission to disable a collection of insight rules Write

insight-rule*

EnableAlarmActions Grants permission to enable actions for a collection of alarms Write

alarm*

EnableInsightRules Grants permission to enable a collection of insight rules Write

insight-rule*

GetDashboard Grants permission to display the details of the CloudWatch dashboard you specify Read

dashboard*

GetInsightRuleReport Grants permission to return the top-N report of unique contributors over a time range for a given insight rule Read

insight-rule*

GetMetricData Grants permission to retrieve batch amounts of CloudWatch metric data and perform metric math on retrieved data Read
GetMetricStatistics Grants permission to retrieve statistics for the specified metric Read
GetMetricWidgetImage Grants permission to retrieve snapshots of metric widgets Read
ListDashboards Grants permission to return a list of all CloudWatch dashboards in your account List
ListMetrics Grants permission to retrieve a list of valid metrics stored for the AWS account owner List
ListTagsForResource Grants permission to list tags for an Amazon CloudWatch resource List

alarm

insight-rule

SCENARIO: CloudWatch-Alarm

alarm*

SCENARIO: CloudWatch-InsightRule

insight-rule*

PutAnomalyDetector Grants permission to create or update an anomaly detection model for a CloudWatch metric. Write
PutCompositeAlarm Grants permission to create or update a composite alarm Write

alarm*

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

PutDashboard Grants permission to create a CloudWatch dashboard, or update an existing dashboard if it already exists Write

dashboard*

PutInsightRule Grants permission to create a new insight rule or replace an existing insight rule Write

insight-rule*

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

PutMetricAlarm Grants permission to create or update an alarm and associates it with the specified Amazon CloudWatch metric Write

alarm*

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

PutMetricData Grants permission to publish metric data points to Amazon CloudWatch Write

cloudwatch:namespace

SetAlarmState Grants permission to temporarily set the state of an alarm for testing purposes Write

alarm*

TagResource Grants permission to add tags to an Amazon CloudWatch resource Tagging

alarm

insight-rule

aws:TagKeys

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

SCENARIO: CloudWatch-Alarm

alarm*

SCENARIO: CloudWatch-InsightRule

insight-rule*

UntagResource Grants permission to remove a tag from an Amazon CloudWatch resource Tagging

alarm

insight-rule

aws:TagKeys

SCENARIO: CloudWatch-Alarm

alarm*

SCENARIO: CloudWatch-InsightRule

insight-rule*

Resource types defined by Amazon CloudWatch

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
alarm arn:${Partition}:cloudwatch:${Region}:${Account}:alarm:${AlarmName}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

dashboard arn:${Partition}:cloudwatch::${Account}:dashboard/${DashboardName}
insight-rule arn:${Partition}:cloudwatch:${Region}:${Account}:insight-rule/${InsightRuleName}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

Condition keys for Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch 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.

Condition keys Description Type
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 associated with the resource String
aws:TagKeys Filters actions based on the presence of mandatory tags in the request String
cloudwatch:namespace Filters actions based on the presence of optional namespace values String