AWS Identity and Access Management
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Actions, Resources, and Condition Keys for AWS AppSync

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


Actions Defined by AWS AppSync

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
CreateApiKey Creates a unique key that you can distribute to clients who are executing your API. Write
CreateDataSource Creates a DataSource object. Write
CreateGraphqlApi Creates a GraphqlApi object, which is the top level AppSync resource. Write
CreateResolver Creates a Resolver object. A resolver converts incoming requests into a format that a data source can understand, and converts the data source's responses into GraphQL. Write
CreateType Creates a Type object. Write
DeleteApiKey Deletes an API key. Write
DeleteDataSource Deletes a DataSource object. Write
DeleteGraphqlApi Deletes a GraphqlApi object. This will also clean up every AppSync resource below that API. Write
DeleteResolver Deletes a Resolver object. Write
DeleteType Deletes a Type object. Write
GetDataSource Retrieves a DataSource object. Read
GetGraphqlApi Retrieves a GraphqlApi object. Read
GetIntrospectionSchema Retrieves the introspection schema for a GraphQL API. Read
GetResolver Retrieves a Resolver object. Read
GetSchemaCreationStatus Retrieves the current status of a schema creation operation. Read
GetType Retrieves a Type object. Read
GraphQL Sends a GraphQL query to a GraphQL API. Write



ListApiKeys Lists the API keys for a given API. List
ListDataSources Lists the data sources for a given API. List
ListGraphqlApis Lists your GraphQL APIs. List
ListResolvers Lists the resolvers for a given API and type. List
ListTypes Lists the types for a given API. List
StartSchemaCreation Adds a new schema to your GraphQL API. This operation is asynchronous - GetSchemaCreationStatus can show when it has completed. Write
UpdateApiKey Updates an API key for a given API. Write
UpdateDataSource Updates a DataSource object. Write
UpdateGraphqlApi Updates a GraphqlApi object. Write
UpdateResolver Updates a Resolver object. Write
UpdateType Updates a Type object. Write

Resources Defined by AppSync

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
datasource arn:${Partition}:appsync:${Region}:${Account}:apis/${GraphQLAPIId}/datasources/${DatasourceName}
graphqlapi arn:${Partition}:appsync:${Region}:${Account}:apis/${GraphQLAPIId}
field arn:${Partition}:appsync:${Region}:${Account}:apis/${GraphQLAPIId}/types/${TypeName}/fields/${FieldName}
type arn:${Partition}:appsync:${Region}:${Account}:apis/${GraphQLAPIId}/types/${TypeName}

Condition Keys for AWS AppSync

AppSync 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.