Using roles with live transcription - Amazon Chime

Using roles with live transcription

The information in the following sections explains how to create and manage a service-linked role for Amazon Chime live transcription. For more information about the live transcription service, see Using Amazon Chime SDK live transcription.

Service-Linked Role Permissions for Amazon Chime Live Transcription

Amazon Chime Live Transcription uses a service-linked role named AWSServiceRoleForAmazonChimeTranscription – Allows Amazon Chime to access Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Transcribe Medical on your behalf.

The AWSServiceRoleForAmazonChimeTranscription service-linked role trusts the following services to assume the role:

  • transcription.chime.amazonaws.com

The role permissions policy allows Amazon Chime to complete the following actions on the specified resources:

  • Action: transcribe:StartStreamTranscription on all AWS resources

  • Action: transcribe:StartMedicalStreamTranscription on all AWS resources

You must configure permissions to allow an IAM entity (such as a user, group, or role) to create, edit, or delete a service-linked role. For more information, see Service-Linked Role Permissions in the IAM User Guide.

Creating a Service-Linked Role for Amazon Chime Live Transcription

You use the IAM console to create a service-linked role with the Chime Transcription use case.

Note

You must have IAM administrative permissions to complete these steps. If you don't, contact a system administrator.

To create the role

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the IAM console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/iam/.

  2. In the navigation pane of the IAM console, choose Roles, then choose Create role.

  3. Choose the AWS Service role type, then choose Chime Transcription.

    The IAM policy appears.

  4. Select the checkbox next to the policy, then choose Next: Tags.

  5. Choose Next: Review.

  6. Edit the description as needed, then choose Create role.

You can also use the AWS CLI or the AWS API to create a service-linked role named transcription.chime.amazonaws.com.

In the CLI, run this command: aws iam create-service-linked-role --aws-service-name transcription.chime.amazonaws.com.

For more information, see Creating a Service-Linked Role in the IAM User Guide. If you delete this service-linked role, you can use this same process to create the role again.

Editing a Service-Linked Role for Amazon Chime Live Transcription

Amazon Chime does not allow you to edit the AWSServiceRoleForAmazonChimeTranscription service-linked role. After you create a service-linked role, you cannot change the name of the role because various entities might reference the role. However, you can use IAM to edit the role's description. For more information, see Editing a Service-Linked Role in the IAM User Guide.

Deleting a Service-Linked Role for Amazon Chime Live Transcription

If you no longer need to use a feature or service that requires a service-linked role, we recommend that you delete that role. That way you don’t have an unused entity that is not actively monitored or maintained.

To manually delete the service-linked role using IAM

Use the IAM console, the AWS CLI, or the AWS API to delete the AWSServiceRoleForAmazonChimeTranscription service-linked role. For more information, see Deleting a Service-Linked Role in the IAM User Guide.

Supported Regions for Amazon Chime Service-Linked Roles

Amazon Chime supports using service-linked roles in all of the regions where the service is available. For more information, see Amazon Chime endpoints and quotas, and Using Amazon Chime SDK media Regions.