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Actions, Resources, and Condition Keys for AWS Certificate Manager

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


Actions Defined by AWS Certificate Manager

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
AddTagsToCertificate Adds one or more tags to a certificate. Tagging


DeleteCertificate Deletes a certificate and its associated private key. Write


DescribeCertificate Returns a list of the fields contained in the specified certificate. Read


ExportCertificate Exports a private certificate issued by a private certificate authority (CA) for use anywhere. Read


GetCertificate Retrieves a certificate and certificate chain for the certificate specified by an ARN. Read


ImportCertificate Imports a 3rd party SSL/TLS certificate into AWS Certificate Manager (ACM). Write


ListCertificates Retrieves a list of the certificate ARNs and the domain name for each ARN. List
ListTagsForCertificate Lists the tags that have been applied to the certificate. Read
RemoveTagsFromCertificate Remove one or more tags from a certificate. A tag consists of a key-value pair Tagging


RenewCertificate Renews an eligable private certificate. Write


RequestCertificate Requests a public or private certificate. Write
ResendValidationEmail Resends an email to request domain ownership validation. Write


UpdateCertificateOptions Updates a certificate. Use to specify whether to opt in to or out of certificate transparency logging. Write


Resources Defined by AWS Certificate Manager

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
certificate arn:${Partition}:acm:${Region}:${Account}:certificate/${CertificateId}

Condition Keys for AWS Certificate Manager

Certificate Manager 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.