AWS managed policies for AWS Certificate Manager - AWS Certificate Manager

AWS managed policies for AWS Certificate Manager

An AWS managed policy is a standalone policy that is created and administered by AWS. AWS managed policies are designed to provide permissions for many common use cases so that you can start assigning permissions to users, groups, and roles.

Keep in mind that AWS managed policies might not grant least-privilege permissions for your specific use cases because they're available for all AWS customers to use. We recommend that you reduce permissions further by defining customer managed policies that are specific to your use cases.

You cannot change the permissions defined in AWS managed policies. If AWS updates the permissions defined in an AWS managed policy, the update affects all principal identities (users, groups, and roles) that the policy is attached to. AWS is most likely to update an AWS managed policy when a new AWS service is launched or new API operations become available for existing services.

For more information, see AWS managed policies in the IAM User Guide.


This policy provides read–only access to ACM certificates; it allows users to describe, list, and retrieve ACM certificates.

{ "Version":"2012-10-17", "Statement":{ "Effect":"Allow", "Action":[ "acm:DescribeCertificate", "acm:ListCertificates", "acm:GetCertificate", "acm:ListTagsForCertificate", "acm:GetAccountConfiguration" ], "Resource":"*" } }

To view this AWS managed policy in the console, go to


This policy provides full access to all ACM actions and resources.

{ "Version":"2012-10-17", "Statement":[ { "Effect":"Allow", "Action":[ "acm:*" ], "Resource":"*" }, { "Effect":"Allow", "Action":"iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole", "Resource":"arn:aws:iam::*:role/aws-service-role/*", "Condition":{ "StringEquals":{ "iam:AWSServiceName":"" } } }, { "Effect":"Allow", "Action":[ "iam:DeleteServiceLinkedRole", "iam:GetServiceLinkedRoleDeletionStatus", "iam:GetRole" ], "Resource":"arn:aws:iam::*:role/aws-service-role/*" } ] }

To view this AWS managed policy in the console, go to

ACM updates to AWS managed policies

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

Change Description Date
Added GetAccountConfiguration support to the AWSCertificateManagerReadOnly policy. The AWSCertificateManagerReadOnly policy now includes permission to call the GetAccountConfiguration API action. March 3, 2021

ACM starts tracking changes

ACM starts tracking changes for AWS managed policies.

March 3, 2021