AWS managed policies for Amazon GuardDuty - Amazon GuardDuty

AWS managed policies for Amazon GuardDuty

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 ReadOnlyAccess AWS managed policy provides read-only access to all 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: AmazonGuardDutyFullAccess

You can attach the AmazonGuardDutyFullAccess policy to your IAM identities.

This policy grants administrative permissions that allow a user full access to all GuardDuty actions.

Permissions details

This policy includes the following permissions.

  • GuardDuty – Allows users full access to all GuardDuty actions.

  • IAM – Allows users to create the GuardDuty service-linked role. This allows a GuardDuty administrator to enable GuardDuty for member accounts.

  • Organizations – Allows users to designate a delegated administrator and manage members for a GuardDuty organization.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": "guardduty:*", "Resource": "*" }, { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": "iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole", "Resource": "*", "Condition": { "StringLike": { "iam:AWSServiceName": "guardduty.amazonaws.com" } } }, { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "organizations:EnableAWSServiceAccess", "organizations:RegisterDelegatedAdministrator", "organizations:ListDelegatedAdministrators", "organizations:ListAWSServiceAccessForOrganization", "organizations:DescribeOrganizationalUnit", "organizations:DescribeAccount", "organizations:DescribeOrganization" ], "Resource": "*" } ] }

AWS managed policy: AmazonGuardDutyFullAccess

You can attach the AmazonGuardDutyReadOnlyAccess policy to your IAM identities.

This policy grants read-only permissions that allow a user to view GuardDuty findings and details of your GuardDuty organization.

Permissions details

This policy includes the following permissions.

  • GuardDuty – Allows users to view GuardDuty findings and perform API operations that start with Get, List, or Describe.

  • Organizations – Allows users to retrieve information about your GuardDuty organization configuration, including details of the delegated administrator account.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "guardduty:Describe*", "guardduty:Get*", "guardduty:List*" ], "Resource": "*" }, { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "organizations:ListDelegatedAdministrators", "organizations:ListAWSServiceAccessForOrganization", "organizations:DescribeOrganizationalUnit", "organizations:DescribeAccount", "organizations:DescribeOrganization" ], "Resource": "*" } ] }

AWS managed policy: AWSServiceRoleForAmazonGuardDuty

You can't attach AWSServiceRoleForAmazonGuardDuty to your IAM entities. This AWS managed policy is attached to a service-linked role that allows GuardDuty to perform actions on your behalf. For more information, see .

GuardDuty updates to AWS managed policies

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

Change Description Date

AWSServiceRoleForAmazonGuardDuty – Update to an existing policy

GuardDuty added new permissions to allow GuardDuty to use Amazon EC2 networking actions to improve findings.

GuardDuty can now perform the following EC2 actions to gain information about how your EC2 instances are communicating. This information is used to improve finding accuracy.

  • ec2:DescribeVpcEndpoints

  • ec2:DescribeSubnets

  • ec2:DescribeVpcPeeringConnections

  • ec2:DescribeTransitGatewayAttachments

Aug 3, 2021

GuardDuty started tracking changes

GuardDuty started tracking changes for its AWS managed policies.

Aug 3, 2021