AWS Identity and Access Management
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Actions, Resources, and Condition Keys for AWS OpsWorks Configuration Management

AWS OpsWorks Configuration Management (service prefix: opsworks-cm) provides the following service-specific resources, actions, and condition context keys for use in IAM permission policies.


Actions Defined by AWS OpsWorks Configuration Management

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
AssociateNode Associate a node to a configuration management server. Write
CreateBackup Create a backup for the specified server. Write
CreateServer Create a new server. Write
DeleteBackup Delete the specified backup and possibly its S3 bucket. Write
DeleteServer Deletes the specified server with his corresponding CF stack and possibly the S3 bucket. Write
DescribeAccountAttributes Describe the service limits for the user's account. List
DescribeBackups Describe a single backup, all backups of a specified server or all backups of the user's account. List
DescribeEvents Describe all events of the specified server. List
DescribeNodeAssociationStatus Describe the association status for the specified node token and the specified server. List
DescribeServers Describes the specified server or all servers of the user's account. List
DisassociateNode Disassociates a specified node from a server. Write
RestoreServer Applies a backup to specified server. Possibly swaps out the ec2-instance if specified. Write
StartMaintenance Start the server maintenance immediately. Write
UpdateServer Update general server settings. Write
UpdateServerEngineAttributes Update server settings specific to the configuration management type. Write

Resources Defined by AWS OpsWorks Configuration Management

AWS OpsWorks Configuration Management does not support specifying a resource ARN in the Resource element of an IAM policy statement. To allow access to AWS OpsWorks Configuration Management, specify “Resource”: “*” in your policy.

Condition Keys for AWS OpsWorks Configuration Management

OpsworksCM 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.