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Actions, Resources, and Condition Keys for AWS App Mesh

AWS App Mesh (service prefix: appmesh) provides the following service-specific resources, actions, and condition context keys for use in IAM permission policies.

References:

Actions Defined by AWS App Mesh

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
CreateMesh Creates a service mesh. Write

mesh*

aws:TagKeys

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

CreateRoute Creates a route that is associated with a virtual router. Write

route*

virtualNode

aws:TagKeys

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

CreateVirtualNode Creates a virtual node within a service mesh. Write

virtualNode*

virtualService

aws:TagKeys

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

CreateVirtualRouter Creates a virtual router within a service mesh. Write

virtualRouter*

aws:TagKeys

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

CreateVirtualService Creates a virtual service within a service mesh. Write

virtualService*

virtualNode

virtualRouter

aws:TagKeys

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

DeleteMesh Deletes an existing service mesh. Write

mesh*

DeleteRoute Deletes an existing route. Write

route*

DeleteVirtualNode Deletes an existing virtual node. Write

virtualNode*

DeleteVirtualRouter Deletes an existing virtual router. Write

virtualRouter*

DeleteVirtualService Deletes an existing virtual service. Write

virtualService*

DescribeMesh Describes an existing service mesh. Read

mesh*

DescribeRoute Describes an existing route. Read

route*

DescribeVirtualNode Describes an existing virtual node. Read

virtualNode*

DescribeVirtualRouter Describes an existing virtual router. Read

virtualRouter*

DescribeVirtualService Describes an existing virtual service. Read

virtualService*

ListMeshes Returns a list of existing service meshes. List
ListRoutes Returns a list of existing routes in a service mesh. List

virtualRouter*

ListTagsForResource List the tags for an App Mesh resource. List

mesh

route

virtualNode

virtualRouter

virtualService

ListVirtualNodes Returns a list of existing virtual nodes. List

mesh*

ListVirtualRouters Returns a list of existing virtual routers in a service mesh. List

virtualRouter*

ListVirtualServices Returns a list of existing virtual services in a service mesh. List

virtualService*

StreamAggregatedResources Allows an Envoy Proxy to receive streamed resources for a VirtualNode. Read

virtualNode*

TagResource Associates the specified tags to a resource with the specified resourceArn. Write

mesh

route

virtualNode

virtualRouter

virtualService

aws:TagKeys

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

UntagResource Deletes specified tags from a resource. Write

mesh

route

virtualNode

virtualRouter

virtualService

aws:TagKeys

UpdateMesh Updates an existing service mesh. Write

mesh*

UpdateRoute Updates an existing route for a specified service mesh and virtual router. Write

route*

virtualNode

UpdateVirtualNode Updates an existing virtual node in a specified service mesh. Write

virtualNode*

UpdateVirtualRouter Updates an existing virtual router in a specified service mesh. Write

virtualRouter*

UpdateVirtualService Updates an existing virtual service in a specified service mesh. Write

mesh*

virtualNode

virtualRouter

Resources Defined by AWS App Mesh

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
mesh arn:${Partition}:appmesh:${Region}:${Account}:mesh/${MeshName}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

virtualService arn:${Partition}:appmesh:${Region}:${Account}:mesh/${MeshName}/virtualService/${VirtualServiceName}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

virtualNode arn:${Partition}:appmesh:${Region}:${Account}:mesh/${MeshName}/virtualNode/${VirtualNodeName}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

virtualRouter arn:${Partition}:appmesh:${Region}:${Account}:mesh/${MeshName}/virtualRouter/${VirtualRouterName}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

route arn:${Partition}:appmesh:${Region}:${Account}:mesh/${MeshName}/virtualRouter/${VirtualRouterName}/route/${RouteName}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

Condition Keys for AWS App Mesh

AWS App Mesh 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
aws:RequestTag/${TagKey} Filters actions based on the presence of tag key-value pairs in the request. String
aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey} Filters actions based on tag key-value pairs attached to the resource. String
aws:TagKeys Filters actions based on the presence of tag keys in the request. String