AWS managed policies for AWS Direct Connect - AWS Direct Connect

AWS managed policies for AWS Direct Connect

To add permissions to users, groups, and roles, it is easier to use AWS managed policies than to write policies yourself. It takes time and expertise to create IAM customer managed policies that provide your team with only the permissions they need. To get started quickly, you can use our AWS managed policies. These policies cover common use cases and are available in your AWS account. For more information about AWS managed policies, see AWS managed policies in the IAM User Guide.

AWS services maintain and update AWS managed policies. You can't change the permissions in AWS managed policies. Services occasionally add additional permissions to an AWS managed policy to support new features. This type of update affects all identities (users, groups, and roles) where the policy is attached. Services are most likely to update an AWS managed policy when a new feature is launched or when new operations become available. Services do not remove permissions from an AWS managed policy, so policy updates won't break your existing permissions.

Additionally, AWS supports managed policies for job functions that span multiple services. For example, the ViewOnlyAccess AWS managed policy provides read-only access to many AWS services and resources. When a service launches a new feature, AWS adds read-only permissions for new operations and resources. For a list and descriptions of job function policies, see AWS managed policies for job functions in the IAM User Guide.

AWS managed policy: AWSDirectConnectFullAccess

You can attach the AWSDirectConnectFullAccess policy to your IAM identities. This policy grants permissions that allow full access to AWS Direct Connect.

To view the permissions for this policy, see AWSDirectConnectFullAccess in the AWS Management Console.

AWS managed policy: AWSDirectConnectReadOnlyAccess

You can attach the AWSDirectConnectReadOnlyAccess policy to your IAM identities. This policy grants permissions that allow read-only access to AWS Direct Connect.

To view the permissions for this policy, see AWSDirectConnectReadOnlyAccess in the AWS Management Console.

AWS managed policy: AWSDirectConnectServiceRolePolicy

This policy is attached to the service-linked role named AWSServiceRoleForDirectConnect to allow AWS Direct Connect to retrieve MAC Security secrets on your behalf. For more information, see Using service-linked roles for AWS Direct Connect.

To view the permissions for this policy, see AWSDirectConnectServiceRolePolicy in the AWS Management Console.

AWS Direct Connect updates to AWS managed policies

View details about updates to AWS managed policies for AWS Direct Connect since this service began tracking these changes. For automatic alerts about changes to this page, subscribe to the RSS feed on the AWS Direct Connect Document history page.

Change Description Date
AWSDirectConnectServiceRolePolicy - New policy To support MAC Security, the AWSServiceRoleForDirectConnect service-linked role was added. March 31, 2021
AWS Direct Connect started tracking changes AWS Direct Connect started tracking changes to its AWS managed policies. March 31, 2021