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

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


Actions Defined by AWS Config

AWS Config has no API operations that can be used in the Actions element of an IAM policy statement. To allow access to AWS Config, specify “Action”: “config:*” in your policy.

Resources Defined by AWS Config

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
AggregationAuthorization arn:${Partition}:config:${Region}:${Account}:aggregation-authorization/${AggregatorAccount}/${AggregatorRegion}


ConfigurationAggregator arn:${Partition}:config:${Region}:${Account}:config-aggregator/${AggregatorId}


ConfigRule arn:${Partition}:config:${Region}:${Account}:config-rule/${ConfigRuleId}


Condition Keys for AWS Config

AWS Config 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/${TagKey} Filters actions based on the allowed set of values for each of the tags String
aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey} Filters actions based on tag-value assoicated with the resource String
aws:TagKeys Filters actions based on the presence of mandatory tags in the request String