Restricting access with AWS Organizations service control policies - AWS Account Management

Restricting access with AWS Organizations service control policies

This topic presents examples that show how you can use service control policies (SCPs) to restrict what the users and roles in the accounts in your organization can do. For more information about service control policies, see the following topics in the AWS Organizations User Guide:

Example 1: Prevent accounts from modifying their own alternate contacts

The following example denies the PutAlternateContact and DeleteAlternateContact API operations from being called by any member account in standalone account mode. This prevents any principal in the affected accounts from changing their own alternate contacts.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "Statement1", "Effect": "Deny", "Action": [ "account:PutAlternateContact", "account:DeleteAlternateContact" ], "Resource": [ "arn:aws:account::*:account" ] } ] }

Example 2: Prevent any member account from modifying alternate contacts for any other member account in the organization

The following example generalizes the Resource element to "*", which means that it applies to both standalone mode requests and organizations mode requests. This means that even the delegated admin account for Account Management, if the SCP applies to it, is blocked from changing any alternate contact for any account in the organization.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "Statement1", "Effect": "Deny", "Action": [ "account:PutAlternateContact", "account:DeleteAlternateContact" ], "Resource": [ "*" ] } ] }

Example 3: Prevent a member account in an OU from modifying its own alternate contacts

The following example SCP includes a condition that compares the account's organization path to a list of two OUs. This results in blocking a principal in any account in the specified OUs from modifying their own alternate contacts.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "Statement1", "Effect": "Deny", "Action": "account:PutAlternateContact", "Resource": [ "arn:aws:account::*:account" ], "Condition": { "ForAnyValue:StringLike": { "account:AccountResourceOrgPath": [ "o-aa111bb222/r-a1b2/ou-a1b2-f6g7h111/", "o-aa111bb222/r-a1b2/ou-a1b2-f6g7h222/" ] } } ] }