Using service-linked roles for Amazon Chime - Amazon Chime

You must have the Amazon Chime system administrator role to complete the steps in this guide. If you need help with the Amazon Chime desktop client, web app, or mobile app, see Getting support in the Amazon Chime User Guide.

Using service-linked roles for Amazon Chime

Amazon Chime uses AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service-linked roles. A service-linked role is a unique type of IAM role that is linked directly to Amazon Chime. Service-linked roles are predefined by Amazon Chime and include all the permissions that the service requires to call other AWS services on your behalf.

A service-linked role makes setting up Amazon Chime more efficient because you aren't required to manually add the necessary permissions. Amazon Chime defines the permissions of its service-linked roles, and unless defined otherwise, only Amazon Chime can assume its roles. The defined permissions include the trust policy and the permissions policy. The permissions policy cannot be attached to any other IAM entity.

You can delete a service-linked role only after first deleting their related resources. This protects your Amazon Chime resources because you can't inadvertently remove permission to access the resources.

For information about other services that support service-linked roles, see AWS services that work with IAM. Look for the services that have Yes in the Service-Linked Role column. Choose a Yes with a link to view the service-linked role documentation for that service.