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

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

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Actions Defined by AWS Backup

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
CreateBackupPlan Creates a new backup plan Write

backupVault*

CreateBackupSelection Creates a new resource assignment in a backup plan. Write
CreateBackupVault Creates a new backup vault. Write

backupVault*

DeleteBackupPlan Deletes a backup plan. Write
DeleteBackupSelection Deletes a resource assignment from a backup plan. Write
DeleteBackupVault Deletes a backup vault. Write

backupVault*

DeleteBackupVaultAccessPolicy Deletes backup vault access policy. Write

backupVault*

DeleteBackupVaultNotifications Remove notifications from backup vault. Write

backupVault*

DeleteRecoveryPoint Deletes a recovery point from a backup vault. Write

backupVault*

DescribeBackupJob Describes a backup job List
DescribeBackupVault Creates a new backup vault with the specified name. Read

backupVault*

DescribeProtectedResource Describes a protected resource. Read
DescribeRecoveryPoint Describes a recovery point. Read

backupVault*

DescribeRestoreJob Describes a restore job. Read

backupVault*

ExportBackupPlanTemplate Exports a backup plan as a JSON. Read
GetBackupPlan Gets a backup plan. Read
GetBackupPlanFromJSON Transforms a JSON to a backup plan. Read
GetBackupPlanFromTemplate Transforms a template to a backup plan. Read
GetBackupSelection Gets a backup plan resource assignment. Read

backupVault*

GetBackupVaultAccessPolicy Gets backup vault access policy. Read

backupVault*

GetBackupVaultNotifications Gets backup vault notifications. Read

backupVault*

GetRecoveryPointRestoreMetadata Gets recovery point restore metadata. Read

backupVault*

GetSupportedResourceTypes Gets supported resource types. Read
ListBackupJobs Lists backup jobs. List
ListBackupPlanTemplates Lists backup plan templates provided by AWS Backup. List
ListBackupPlanVersions Lists backup plan versions. List
ListBackupPlans Lists backup plans. List
ListBackupSelections Lists resource assignments for a specific backup plan. List
ListBackupVaults Lists backup vaults. List
ListProtectedResources Lists protected resources by AWS Backup. List
ListRecoveryPointsByBackupVault Lists recovery points inside a backup vault. List

backupVault*

ListRecoveryPointsByResource Lists recovery points for a resource. List
ListRestoreJobs Lists restore jobs. List

backupVault*

ListTags Lists tags for a resource. List
PutBackupVaultAccessPolicy Adds an access policy to the backup vault. Write

backupVault*

PutBackupVaultNotifications Adds an SNS topic to the backup vault. Write

backupVault*

StartBackupJob Starts a new backup job. Write

backupVault*

StartRestoreJob Starts a new restore job. Write

backupVault*

StopBackupJob Stops a backup job. Write

backupVault*

TagResource Tags a resource. Write
UntagResource Untags a resource. Write
UpdateBackupPlan Updates a backup plan. Write
UpdateRecoveryPointLifecycle Updates the lifecycle of the recovery point. Write

backupVault*

Resources Defined by Backup

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
backupVault arn:${Partition}:backup::${Account}:backup-vault:${BackupVaultName}

Condition Keys for AWS Backup

Backup 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.