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[ aws . accessanalyzer ]

validate-policy

Description

Requests the validation of a policy and returns a list of findings. The findings help you identify issues and provide actionable recommendations to resolve the issue and enable you to author functional policies that meet security best practices.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

validate-policy is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: findings

Synopsis

  validate-policy
[--locale <value>]
--policy-document <value>
--policy-type <value>
[--validate-policy-resource-type <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--locale (string)

The locale to use for localizing the findings.

Possible values:

  • DE
  • EN
  • ES
  • FR
  • IT
  • JA
  • KO
  • PT_BR
  • ZH_CN
  • ZH_TW

--policy-document (string)

The JSON policy document to use as the content for the policy.

--policy-type (string)

The type of policy to validate. Identity policies grant permissions to IAM principals. Identity policies include managed and inline policies for IAM roles, users, and groups. They also include service-control policies (SCPs) that are attached to an Amazon Web Services organization, organizational unit (OU), or an account.

Resource policies grant permissions on Amazon Web Services resources. Resource policies include trust policies for IAM roles and bucket policies for Amazon S3 buckets. You can provide a generic input such as identity policy or resource policy or a specific input such as managed policy or Amazon S3 bucket policy.

Possible values:

  • IDENTITY_POLICY
  • RESOURCE_POLICY
  • SERVICE_CONTROL_POLICY

--validate-policy-resource-type (string)

The type of resource to attach to your resource policy. Specify a value for the policy validation resource type only if the policy type is RESOURCE_POLICY . For example, to validate a resource policy to attach to an Amazon S3 bucket, you can choose AWS::S3::Bucket for the policy validation resource type.

For resource types not supported as valid values, IAM Access Analyzer runs policy checks that apply to all resource policies. For example, to validate a resource policy to attach to a KMS key, do not specify a value for the policy validation resource type and IAM Access Analyzer will run policy checks that apply to all resource policies.

Possible values:

  • AWS::S3::Bucket
  • AWS::S3::AccessPoint
  • AWS::S3::MultiRegionAccessPoint
  • AWS::S3ObjectLambda::AccessPoint

--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.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Output

findings -> (list)

The list of findings in a policy returned by IAM Access Analyzer based on its suite of policy checks.

(structure)

A finding in a policy. Each finding is an actionable recommendation that can be used to improve the policy.

findingDetails -> (string)

A localized message that explains the finding and provides guidance on how to address it.

findingType -> (string)

The impact of the finding.

Security warnings report when the policy allows access that we consider overly permissive.

Errors report when a part of the policy is not functional.

Warnings report non-security issues when a policy does not conform to policy writing best practices.

Suggestions recommend stylistic improvements in the policy that do not impact access.

issueCode -> (string)

The issue code provides an identifier of the issue associated with this finding.

learnMoreLink -> (string)

A link to additional documentation about the type of finding.

locations -> (list)

The list of locations in the policy document that are related to the finding. The issue code provides a summary of an issue identified by the finding.

(structure)

A location in a policy that is represented as a path through the JSON representation and a corresponding span.

path -> (list)

A path in a policy, represented as a sequence of path elements.

(structure)

A single element in a path through the JSON representation of a policy.

index -> (integer)

Refers to an index in a JSON array.

key -> (string)

Refers to a key in a JSON object.

substring -> (structure)

Refers to a substring of a literal string in a JSON object.

length -> (integer)

The length of the substring.

start -> (integer)

The start index of the substring, starting from 0.

value -> (string)

Refers to the value associated with a given key in a JSON object.

span -> (structure)

A span in a policy.

end -> (structure)

The end position of the span (exclusive).

column -> (integer)

The column of the position, starting from 0.

line -> (integer)

The line of the position, starting from 1.

offset -> (integer)

The offset within the policy that corresponds to the position, starting from 0.

start -> (structure)

The start position of the span (inclusive).

column -> (integer)

The column of the position, starting from 0.

line -> (integer)

The line of the position, starting from 1.

offset -> (integer)

The offset within the policy that corresponds to the position, starting from 0.

nextToken -> (string)

A token used for pagination of results returned.