Amazon Athena
User Guide

Access Control Policies

To run queries in Athena, you must have the appropriate permissions for:

  • The Athena actions.

  • The Amazon S3 locations where the underlying data is stored that you are going to query in Athena.

  • The resources that you store in AWS Glue Data Catalog, such as databases and tables, that you are going to query in Athena.

  • The encrypted metadata in the AWS Glue Data Catalog (if you migrated to using that metadata in Athena and the metadata is encrypted).

If you are an administrator for other users, make sure that they have appropriate permissions associated with their user profiles.