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Actions, Resources, and Condition Keys for Amazon Kinesis

Amazon Kinesis (service prefix: kinesis) 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 Kinesis

You can specify the following actions in the Action element of an IAM policy statement. By using policies, you define the permissions for anyone performing 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. For details about the columns in the following table, see The Actions Table.

Actions Description Access Level Resource Types (*required) Condition Keys Dependent Actions
AddTagsToStream Adds or updates tags for the specified Amazon Kinesis stream. Each stream can have up to 10 tags. Tagging

stream*

CreateStream Creates a Amazon Kinesis stream. Write

stream*

DecreaseStreamRetentionPeriod Decreases the stream's retention period, which is the length of time data records are accessible after they are added to the stream. Write

stream*

DeleteStream Deletes a stream and all its shards and data. Write

stream*

DescribeLimits Describes the shard limits and usage for the account. Read
DescribeStream Describes the specified stream. Read

stream*

DisableEnhancedMonitoring Disables enhanced monitoring. Write
EnableEnhancedMonitoring API_EnableEnhancedMonitoring.html Write
GetRecords Gets data records from a shard. Read

stream*

GetShardIterator Gets a shard iterator. A shard iterator expires five minutes after it is returned to the requester. Read

stream*

IncreaseStreamRetentionPeriod Increases the stream's retention period, which is the length of time data records are accessible after they are added to the stream. Write

stream*

ListStreams Lists your streams. List
ListTagsForStream Lists the tags for the specified Amazon Kinesis stream. Read

stream*

MergeShards Merges two adjacent shards in a stream and combines them into a single shard to reduce the stream's capacity to ingest and transport data. Write

stream*

PutRecord Writes a single data record from a producer into an Amazon Kinesis stream. Write

stream*

PutRecords Writes multiple data records from a producer into an Amazon Kinesis stream in a single call (also referred to as a PutRecords request). Write

stream*

RemoveTagsFromStream Description for SplitShard Tagging

stream*

SplitShard Description for SplitShard Write

stream*

UpdateShardCount Updates the shard count of the specified stream to the specified number of shards. Write

Resources Defined by Kinesis

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
stream arn:${Partition}:kinesis:${Region}:${Account}:stream/${StreamName}

Condition Keys for Amazon Kinesis

Kinesis has no service-specific context keys that can be used in the Condition element of policy statements. For the list of the global context keys that are available to all services, see Available Keys for Conditions in the IAM Policy Reference.