AWS Identity and Access Management
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Actions, Resources, and Condition Keys for Amazon SQS

Amazon SQS (service prefix: sqs) 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 SQS

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
AddPermission Adds a permission to a queue for a specific principal. Permissions management

queue*

ChangeMessageVisibility Changes the visibility timeout of a specified message in a queue to a new value. Write

queue*

ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch Changes the visibility timeout of multiple messages. Write

queue*

CreateQueue Creates a new queue, or returns the URL of an existing one. Write

queue*

DeleteMessage Deletes the specified message from the specified queue. Write

queue*

DeleteMessageBatch Deletes up to ten messages from the specified queue. Write

queue*

DeleteQueue Deletes the queue specified by the queue URL, regardless of whether the queue is empty. Write

queue*

GetQueueAttributes Gets attributes for the specified queue. Read

queue*

GetQueueUrl Returns the URL of an existing queue. Read

queue*

ListDeadLetterSourceQueues Returns a list of your queues that have the RedrivePolicy queue attribute configured with a dead letter queue. Read

queue*

ListQueueTags Lists tags added to an SQS queue. Read

queue*

ListQueues Returns a list of your queues. List
PurgeQueue Deletes the messages in a queue specified by the queue URL. Write

queue*

ReceiveMessage Retrieves one or more messages, with a maximum limit of 10 messages, from the specified queue. Read

queue*

RemovePermission Revokes any permissions in the queue policy that matches the specified Label parameter. Permissions management

queue*

SendMessage Delivers a message to the specified queue. Write

queue*

SendMessageBatch Delivers up to ten messages to the specified queue. Write

queue*

SetQueueAttributes Sets the value of one or more queue attributes. Write

queue*

TagQueue Add tags to the specified SQS queue. Tagging

queue*

UntagQueue Remove tags from the specified SQS queue. Tagging

queue*

Resources Defined by SQS

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.

The ARN of the queue is used only in IAM permission policies. In API and CLI calls, you use the queue's URL instead.

Resource Types ARN Condition Keys
queue arn:${Partition}:sqs:${Region}:${Account}:${QueueName}

Condition Keys for Amazon SQS

SQS 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.