AWS tags in AWS Glue - AWS Glue

AWS tags in AWS Glue

To help you manage your AWS Glue resources, you can optionally assign your own tags to some AWS Glue resource types. A tag is a label that you assign to an AWS resource. Each tag consists of a key and an optional value, both of which you define. You can use tags in AWS Glue to organize and identify your resources. Tags can be used to create cost accounting reports and restrict access to resources. If you're using AWS Identity and Access Management, you can control which users in your AWS account have permission to create, edit, or delete tags. In addition to the permissions to call the tag-related APIs, you also need the glue:GetConnection permission to call tagging APIs on connections, and the glue:GetDatabase permission to call tagging APIs on databases. For more information, see ABAC with AWS Glue.

In AWS Glue, you can tag the following resources:

  • Connection

  • Database

  • Crawler

  • Interactive session

  • Development endpoint

  • Job

  • Trigger

  • Workflow

  • Blueprint

  • Machine learning transform

  • Data quality ruleset

  • Stream schemas

  • Stream schema registries


As a best practice, to allow tagging of these AWS Glue resources, always include the glue:TagResource action in your policies.

Consider the following when using tags with AWS Glue.

  • A maximum of 50 tags are supported per entity.

  • In AWS Glue, you specify tags as a list of key-value pairs in the format {"string": "string" ...}

  • When you create a tag on an object, the tag key is required, and the tag value is optional.

  • The tag key and tag value are case sensitive.

  • The tag key and the tag value must not contain the prefix aws. No operations are allowed on such tags.

  • The maximum tag key length is 128 Unicode characters in UTF-8. The tag key must not be empty or null.

  • The maximum tag value length is 256 Unicode characters in UTF-8. The tag value may be empty or null.

Tagging support for AWS Glue connections

You can restrict CreateConnection, UpdateConnection, GetConnection and, DeleteConnection action permission based on the resource tag. This enables you to implement the least privilege access control on AWS Glue jobs with JDBC data sources which need to fetch JDBC connection information from the Data Catalog.

Example usage

Create an AWS Glue connection with the tag ["connection-category", "dev-test"].

Specify the tag condition for the GetConnection action in the IAM policy.

{ "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "glue:GetConnection" ], "Resource": "*", "Condition": { "ForAnyValue:StringEquals": { "aws:ResourceTag/tagKey": "dev-test" } } }


The following examples create a job with assigned tags.


aws glue create-job --name job-test-tags --role MyJobRole --command Name=glueetl,ScriptLocation=S3://aws-glue-scripts//prod-job1 --tags key1=value1,key2=value2

AWS CloudFormation JSON

{ "Description": "AWS Glue Job Test Tags", "Resources": { "MyJobRole": { "Type": "AWS::IAM::Role", "Properties": { "AssumeRolePolicyDocument": { "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": { "Service": [ "" ] }, "Action": [ "sts:AssumeRole" ] } ] }, "Path": "/", "Policies": [ { "PolicyName": "root", "PolicyDocument": { "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": "*", "Resource": "*" } ] } } ] } }, "MyJob": { "Type": "AWS::Glue::Job", "Properties": { "Command": { "Name": "glueetl", "ScriptLocation": "s3://aws-glue-scripts//prod-job1" }, "DefaultArguments": { "--job-bookmark-option": "job-bookmark-enable" }, "ExecutionProperty": { "MaxConcurrentRuns": 2 }, "MaxRetries": 0, "Name": "cf-job1", "Role": { "Ref": "MyJobRole", "Tags": { "key1": "value1", "key2": "value2" } } } } } }

AWS CloudFormation YAML

Description: AWS Glue Job Test Tags Resources: MyJobRole: Type: AWS::IAM::Role Properties: AssumeRolePolicyDocument: Version: '2012-10-17' Statement: - Effect: Allow Principal: Service: - Action: - sts:AssumeRole Path: "/" Policies: - PolicyName: root PolicyDocument: Version: '2012-10-17' Statement: - Effect: Allow Action: "*" Resource: "*" MyJob: Type: AWS::Glue::Job Properties: Command: Name: glueetl ScriptLocation: s3://aws-glue-scripts//prod-job1 DefaultArguments: "--job-bookmark-option": job-bookmark-enable ExecutionProperty: MaxConcurrentRuns: 2 MaxRetries: 0 Name: cf-job1 Role: Ref: MyJobRole Tags: key1: value1 key2: value2

For more information, see AWS Tagging Strategies.

For information about how to control access using tags, see ABAC with AWS Glue.