AWS managed policies for AWS Account Management - AWS Account Management

AWS managed policies for AWS Account Management

AWS Account Management currently provides two AWS managed policies that are available for your use:

To add permissions to users, groups, and roles, it is easier to use AWS managed policies than to write policies yourself. It takes time and expertise to create IAM customer managed policies that provide your team with only the permissions they need. To get started quickly, you can use our AWS managed policies. These policies cover common use cases and are available in your AWS account. For more information about AWS managed policies, see AWS managed policies in the IAM User Guide.

AWS services maintain and update AWS managed policies. You can't change the permissions in AWS managed policies. Services occasionally add additional permissions to an AWS managed policy to support new features. This type of update affects all identities (users, groups, and roles) where the policy is attached. Services are most likely to update an AWS managed policy when a new feature is launched or when new operations become available. Services do not remove permissions from an AWS managed policy, so policy updates won't break your existing permissions.

Additionally, AWS supports managed policies for job functions that span multiple services. For example, the ViewOnlyAccess AWS managed policy provides read-only access to many AWS services and resources. When a service launches a new feature, AWS adds read-only permissions for new operations and resources. For a list and descriptions of job function policies, see AWS managed policies for job functions in the IAM User Guide.

AWS managed policy: AWSAccountManagementReadOnlyAccess

You can attach the AWSAccountManagementReadOnlyAccess policy to your IAM identities.

This policy provides read-only permissions to only view the following:

  • The metadata about your AWS accounts

  • The AWS Regions that are enabled or disabled for the AWS account (you can view status of Regions in your account only by using the AWS console)

It does this by granting permission to run any of the Get* or List* operations. It doesn't provide any ability to modify the account metadata or enable or disable AWS Regions for the account.

Permissions details

This policy includes the following permissions.

  • account – Allows principals to retrieve the metadata information about AWS accounts. It also allows principals to list the AWS Regions that are enabled for the account in the AWS Management Console.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "account:Get*", "account:List*" ], "Resource": "*" } ] }

AWS managed policy: AWSAccountManagementFullAccess

You can attach the AWSAccountManagementFullAccess policy to your IAM identities.

This policy provides full administrative access to view or modify the following:

  • The metadata about your AWS accounts

  • The AWS Regions that are enabled or disabled for the AWS account (you can view status or enable or disable Regions for your account only by using the AWS console)

It does this by granting permission to run any account operations.

Permissions details

This policy includes the following permissions.

  • account – Allows principals to view or modify the metadata information about AWS accounts. It also allows principals to list the AWS Regions that are enabled for the account and enable or disable them in the AWS Management Console.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": "account:*", "Resource": "*" } ] }

Account Management updates to AWS managed policies

View details about updates to AWS managed policies for Account Management since this service began tracking these changes. For automatic alerts about changes to this page, subscribe to the RSS feed on the Account Management Document history page.

Change Description Date

AWS Account Management launched with new AWS managed policies and started tracking changes

Account Management initially launched with the following AWS managed policies:

Sept 30, 2021