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

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

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Actions Defined by DataSync

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
CancelTaskExecution Cancels execution of a sync task. Write

taskexecution*

CreateAgent Activates an agent that you have deployed on your host. Write

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CreateLocationEfs Creates an endpoint for an Amazon EFS file system. Write

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CreateLocationNfs Creates an endpoint for a NFS file system. Write

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CreateLocationS3 Creates an endpoint for an Amazon S3 bucket. Write

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CreateTask Creates a sync task. Write

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

DeleteAgent Deletes an agent. Write

agent*

DeleteLocation Deletes the configuration of a location used by AWS DataSync. Write

location*

DeleteTask Deletes a sync task. Write

task*

DescribeAgent Returns metadata such as name, network interfaces, and the status (that is, whether the agent is running or not) about a sync agent. Read

agent*

DescribeLocationEfs Returns metadata, such as the path information about an Amazon EFS sync location. Read

location*

DescribeLocationNfs Returns metadata, such as the path information, about a NFS sync location. Read

location*

DescribeLocationS3 Returns metadata, such as bucket name, about an Amazon S3 bucket sync location. Read

location*

DescribeTask Returns metadata about a sync task. Read

task*

DescribeTaskExecution Returns detailed metadata about a sync task that is being executed. Read

taskexecution*

ListAgents Returns a list of agents owned by an AWS account in a region specified in the request. List
ListLocations Returns a lists of source and destination sync locations. List
ListTagsForResource This operation lists the tags that have been added to the specified resource. Read

agent

location

task

ListTaskExecutions Returns a list of executed sync tasks. List
ListTasks Returns a list of all the sync tasks. List
StartTaskExecution Starts a specific invocation of a sync task. Write

task*

TagResource Applies a key-value pair to an AWS resource. Write

agent

location

task

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

UntagResource This operation removes one or more tags from the specified resource. Tagging

agent

location

task

aws:TagKeys

UpdateAgent Updates the name of an agent. Write

agent*

UpdateTask Updates the metadata associated with a sync task. Write

task*

Resources Defined by DataSync

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
agent arn:${Partition}:datasync:${Region}:${AccountId}:agent/${AgentId}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

location arn:${Partition}:datasync:${Region}:${AccountId}:location/${LocationId}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

task arn:${Partition}:datasync:${Region}:${AccountId}:task/${TaskId}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

taskexecution arn:${Partition}:datasync:${Region}:${AccountId}:task/${TaskId}/execution/${ExecutionId}

Condition Keys for DataSync

DataSync 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/${TagKey} Filters create requests based on the allowed set of values for each of the tags. String
aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey} Filters actions based on tag-value associated with the resource. String
aws:TagKeys Filters create requests based on the presence of mandatory tags in the request. String