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).

  • Actions on Athena workgroups.

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