AWS Identity and Access Management
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Actions, Resources, and Condition Keys for AWS Direct Connect

AWS Direct Connect (service prefix: directconnect) 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 Direct Connect

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
AcceptDirectConnectGatewayAssociationProposal Accepts a proposal request to attach a virtual private gateway to a Direct Connect gateway. Write

dx-gateway*

AllocateConnectionOnInterconnect Creates a hosted connection on an interconnect. Write

dxcon*

AllocateHostedConnection Creates a new hosted connection between a AWS Direct Connect partner's network and a specific AWS Direct Connect location. Write

dxcon

dxlag

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

AllocatePrivateVirtualInterface Provisions a private virtual interface to be owned by a different customer. Write

dxcon

dxlag

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

AllocatePublicVirtualInterface Provisions a public virtual interface to be owned by a different customer. Write

dxcon

dxlag

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

AllocateTransitVirtualInterface Provisions a transit virtual interface to be owned by a different customer. Write

dxcon

dxlag

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

AssociateConnectionWithLag Associates a connection with a LAG. Write

dxcon*

dxlag*

AssociateHostedConnection Associates a hosted connection and its virtual interfaces with a link aggregation group (LAG) or interconnect. Write

dxcon*

dxcon

dxlag

AssociateVirtualInterface Associates a virtual interface with a specified link aggregation group (LAG) or connection. Write

dxvif*

dxcon

dxlag

ConfirmConnection Confirm the creation of a hosted connection on an interconnect. Write

dxcon*

ConfirmPrivateVirtualInterface Accept ownership of a private virtual interface created by another customer. Write

dxvif*

ConfirmPublicVirtualInterface Accept ownership of a public virtual interface created by another customer Write

dxvif*

ConfirmTransitVirtualInterface Accept ownership of a transit virtual interface created by another customer Write

dxvif*

CreateBGPPeer Creates a BGP peer on the specified virtual interface. Write

dxvif*

CreateConnection Creates a new connection between the customer network and a specific AWS Direct Connect location. Write

dxlag

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CreateDirectConnectGateway Creates a Direct Connect gateway, which is an intermediate object that enables you to connect a set of virtual interfaces and virtual private gateways. Write
CreateDirectConnectGatewayAssociation Creates an association between a Direct Connect gateway and a virtual private gateway. Write

dx-gateway*

CreateDirectConnectGatewayAssociationProposal Creates a proposal to associate the specified virtual private gateway with the specified Direct Connect gateway. Write

dx-gateway*

CreateInterconnect Creates a new interconnect between a AWS Direct Connect partner's network and a specific AWS Direct Connect location. Write

dxlag

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CreateLag Creates a link aggregation group (LAG) with the specified number of bundled physical connections between the customer network and a specific AWS Direct Connect location. Write

dxcon

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CreatePrivateVirtualInterface Creates a new private virtual interface. Write

dxcon

dxlag

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CreatePublicVirtualInterface Creates a new public virtual interface. Write

dxcon

dxlag

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CreateTransitVirtualInterface Creates a new transit virtual interface. Write

dxcon

dxlag

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

DeleteBGPPeer Deletes the specified BGP peer on the specified virtual interface with the specified customer address and ASN. Write

dxvif*

DeleteConnection Deletes the connection. Write

dxcon*

DeleteDirectConnectGateway Deletes the specified Direct Connect gateway. Write

dx-gateway*

DeleteDirectConnectGatewayAssociation Deletes the association between the specified Direct Connect gateway and virtual private gateway. Write

dx-gateway*

DeleteDirectConnectGatewayAssociationProposal Deletes the association proposal request between the specified Direct Connect gateway and virtual private gateway. Write
DeleteInterconnect Deletes the specified interconnect. Write

dxcon*

DeleteLag Deletes the specified link aggregation group (LAG). Write

dxlag*

DeleteVirtualInterface Deletes a virtual interface. Write

dxvif*

DescribeConnectionLoa Returns the LOA-CFA for a Connection. Read

dxcon*

DescribeConnections Displays all connections in this region. Read

dxcon

DescribeConnectionsOnInterconnect Return a list of connections that have been provisioned on the given interconnect. Read

dxcon*

DescribeDirectConnectGatewayAssociationProposals Describes one or more association proposals for connection between a virtual private gateway and a Direct Connect gateway. Read

dx-gateway

DescribeDirectConnectGatewayAssociations Lists the associations between your Direct Connect gateways and virtual private gateways. Read

dx-gateway

DescribeDirectConnectGatewayAttachments Lists the attachments between your Direct Connect gateways and virtual interfaces. Read

dx-gateway

DescribeDirectConnectGateways Lists all your Direct Connect gateways or only the specified Direct Connect gateway. Read

dx-gateway

DescribeHostedConnections Lists the hosted connections that have been provisioned on the specified interconnect or link aggregation group (LAG). Read

dxcon

dxlag

DescribeInterconnectLoa Returns the LOA-CFA for an Interconnect. Read

dxcon*

DescribeInterconnects Returns a list of interconnects owned by the AWS account. Read

dxcon

DescribeLags Describes all your link aggregation groups (LAG) or the specified LAG. Read

dxlag

DescribeLoa Gets the LOA-CFA for a connection, interconnect, or link aggregation group (LAG). Read

dxcon

dxlag

DescribeLocations Returns the list of AWS Direct Connect locations in the current AWS region. List
DescribeTags Describes the tags associated with the specified AWS Direct Connect resources. Read

dxcon

dxlag

dxvif

DescribeVirtualGateways Returns a list of virtual private gateways owned by the AWS account. Read
DescribeVirtualInterfaces Displays all virtual interfaces for an AWS account. Read

dxcon

dxlag

dxvif

DisassociateConnectionFromLag Disassociates a connection from a link aggregation group (LAG). Write

dxcon*

dxlag*

TagResource Adds the specified tags to the specified AWS Direct Connect resource. Each resource can have a maximum of 50 tags. Tagging

dxcon

dxlag

dxvif

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

UntagResource Removes one or more tags from the specified AWS Direct Connect resource. Tagging

dxcon

dxlag

dxvif

aws:TagKeys

UpdateDirectConnectGatewayAssociation Updates the specified attributes of the Direct Connect gateway association. Write
UpdateLag Updates the attributes of the specified link aggregation group (LAG). Write

dxlag*

UpdateVirtualInterfaceAttributes Updates the specified attributes of the specified virtual private interface. Write

dxvif*

Resources Defined by AWS Direct Connect

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
dxcon arn:${Partition}:directconnect:${Region}:${Account}:dxcon/${ConnectionId}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

dxlag arn:${Partition}:directconnect:${Region}:${Account}:dxlag/${LagId}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

dxvif arn:${Partition}:directconnect:${Region}:${Account}:dxvif/${VirtualInterfaceId}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

dx-gateway arn:${Partition}:directconnect::${Account}:dx-gateway/${DirectConnectGatewayId}

Condition Keys for AWS Direct Connect

AWS Direct Connect 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/${TagKey} Filters actions based on the presence of tag key-value pairs in the request String
aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey} Filters actions based on tag key-value pairs attached to the resource String
aws:TagKeys Filters actions based on the presence of tag keys in the request String