AWS Identity and Access Management
User Guide

Actions, Resources, and Condition Keys for AWS CloudTrail

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


Actions Defined by AWS CloudTrail

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
AddTags Adds one or more tags to a trail, up to a limit of 10 Tagging


CreateTrail Creates a trail that specifies the settings for delivery of log data to an Amazon S3 bucket Write



DeleteTrail Deletes a trail Write


DescribeTrails Retrieves settings for the trail associated with the current region for your account List
GetTrailStatus Returns a JSON-formatted list of information about the specified trail Read


ListPublicKeys Returns all public keys whose private keys were used to sign the digest files within the specified time range Read
ListTags Lists the tags for the trail in the current region Read


LookupEvents Looks up API activity events captured by CloudTrail that create, update, or delete resources in your account. List
RemoveTags Removes the specified tags from a trail Tagging


StartLogging Starts the recording of AWS API calls and log file delivery for a trail Write


StopLogging Suspends the recording of AWS API calls and log file delivery for the specified trail Write


UpdateTrail Updates the settings that specify delivery of log files Write


Resources Defined by CloudTrail

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.

For policies that control access to CloudTrail actions, the Resource element is always set to "*". For information about using resource ARNs in an IAM policy, see Granting Custom Permissions in the AWS CloudTrail User Guide.

Resource Types ARN Condition Keys
trail arn:${Partition}:cloudtrail:${Region}:${Account}:trail/${TrailName}

Condition Keys for AWS CloudTrail

CloudTrail 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.