AWS Support
User Guide (API Version 2013-04-15)

Using Service-Linked Roles

AWS Support and AWS Trusted Advisor use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service-linked roles. A service-linked role is a unique IAM role that is linked directly to AWS Support and Trusted Advisor. In each case, the service-linked role is a predefined role, and it includes all the permissions that AWS Support or Trusted Advisor require to call other AWS services on your behalf. The following topics explain what service-linked roles do and how to work with them in AWS Support and Trusted Advisor.