AWS CodeDeploy
User Guide (API Version 2014-10-06)

Grant CloudWatch Permissions to a CodeDeploy Service Role

Before you can use CloudWatch alarm monitoring with your deployments, the service role you use in your CodeDeploy operations must be granted permission to access the CloudWatch resources.

To grant CloudWatch permissions to a service role

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the IAM console at

  2. In the IAM console, in the navigation pane, choose Roles.

  3. Choose the name of the service role you use in your AWS CodeDeploy operations.

  4. On the Permissions tab, in the Inline Policies area, choose Create Role Policy.


    If the Create Role Policy button is not available, expand the Inline Policies area, and then choose click here.

  5. On the Set Permissions page, choose Custom Policy, and then choose Select.

  6. On the Review Policy page, in the Policy Name field, type a name to identify this policy, such as CWAlarms.

  7. Paste the following into the Policy Document field:

    { "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": "cloudwatch:DescribeAlarms", "Resource": "*" } ] }
  8. Choose Apply Policy.