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[ aws . iot ]

test-authorization

Description

Tests if a specified principal is authorized to perform an IoT action on a specified resource. Use this to test and debug the authorization behavior of devices that connect to the IoT device gateway.

Requires permission to access the TestAuthorization action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Synopsis

  test-authorization
[--principal <value>]
[--cognito-identity-pool-id <value>]
--auth-infos <value>
[--client-id <value>]
[--policy-names-to-add <value>]
[--policy-names-to-skip <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--debug]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--no-verify-ssl]
[--no-paginate]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--no-sign-request]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]

Options

--principal (string)

The principal. Valid principals are CertificateArn (arn:aws:iot:region :accountId :cert/certificateId ), thingGroupArn (arn:aws:iot:region :accountId :thinggroup/groupName ) and CognitoId (region :id ).

--cognito-identity-pool-id (string)

The Cognito identity pool ID.

--auth-infos (list)

A list of authorization info objects. Simulating authorization will create a response for each authInfo object in the list.

(structure)

A collection of authorization information.

actionType -> (string)

The type of action for which the principal is being authorized.

resources -> (list)

The resources for which the principal is being authorized to perform the specified action.

(string)

Shorthand Syntax:

actionType=string,resources=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "actionType": "PUBLISH"|"SUBSCRIBE"|"RECEIVE"|"CONNECT",
    "resources": ["string", ...]
  }
  ...
]

--client-id (string)

The MQTT client ID.

--policy-names-to-add (list)

When testing custom authorization, the policies specified here are treated as if they are attached to the principal being authorized.

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--policy-names-to-skip (list)

When testing custom authorization, the policies specified here are treated as if they are not attached to the principal being authorized.

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

Examples

Note

To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To test your AWS IoT policies

The following test-authorization example tests the AWS IoT policies associated with the specified principal.

aws iot test-authorization \
    --auth-infos actionType=CONNECT,resources=arn:aws:iot:us-east-1:123456789012:client/client1 \
    --principal arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:cert/aab1068f7f43ac3e3cae4b3a8aa3f308d2a750e6350507962e32c1eb465d9775

Output:

{
    "authResults": [
        {
            "authInfo": {
                "actionType": "CONNECT",
                "resources": [
                    "arn:aws:iot:us-east-1:123456789012:client/client1"
                ]
            },
            "allowed": {
                "policies": [
                    {
                        "policyName": "TestPolicyAllowed",
                        "policyArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:policy/TestPolicyAllowed"
                    }
                ]
            },
            "denied": {
                "implicitDeny": {
                    "policies": [
                        {
                            "policyName": "TestPolicyDenied",
                            "policyArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:policy/TestPolicyDenied"
                        }
                    ]
                },
                "explicitDeny": {
                    "policies": [
                        {
                            "policyName": "TestPolicyExplicitDenied",
                            "policyArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:policy/TestPolicyExplicitDenied"
                        }
                    ]
                }
            },
            "authDecision": "IMPLICIT_DENY",
            "missingContextValues": []
        }
    ]
}

For more information, see TestAuthorization in the AWS IoT API Reference.

Output

authResults -> (list)

The authentication results.

(structure)

The authorizer result.

authInfo -> (structure)

Authorization information.

actionType -> (string)

The type of action for which the principal is being authorized.

resources -> (list)

The resources for which the principal is being authorized to perform the specified action.

(string)

allowed -> (structure)

The policies and statements that allowed the specified action.

policies -> (list)

A list of policies that allowed the authentication.

(structure)

Describes an IoT policy.

policyName -> (string)

The policy name.

policyArn -> (string)

The policy ARN.

denied -> (structure)

The policies and statements that denied the specified action.

implicitDeny -> (structure)

Information that implicitly denies the authorization. When a policy doesn't explicitly deny or allow an action on a resource it is considered an implicit deny.

policies -> (list)

Policies that don't contain a matching allow or deny statement for the specified action on the specified resource.

(structure)

Describes an IoT policy.

policyName -> (string)

The policy name.

policyArn -> (string)

The policy ARN.

explicitDeny -> (structure)

Information that explicitly denies the authorization.

policies -> (list)

The policies that denied the authorization.

(structure)

Describes an IoT policy.

policyName -> (string)

The policy name.

policyArn -> (string)

The policy ARN.

authDecision -> (string)

The final authorization decision of this scenario. Multiple statements are taken into account when determining the authorization decision. An explicit deny statement can override multiple allow statements.

missingContextValues -> (list)

Contains any missing context values found while evaluating policy.

(string)