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Using Service-Linked Roles for Amazon IVS

Amazon IVS uses IAM service-linked roles. A service-linked role is a unique type of IAM role that is linked directly to an AWS service. Service-linked roles are predefined by Amazon IVS and include all the permissions that the service requires to call other AWS services on your behalf.

A service-linked role makes setting up Amazon IVS easier because you don’t have to manually add the necessary permissions. Amazon IVS defines the permissions of its service-linked roles, and only Amazon IVS can assume its roles. The defined permissions include the trust policy and the permissions policy, and that permissions policy cannot be attached to any other IAM entity.

You can delete an IVS service-linked role only after first deleting the related IVS resources. This prevents you from inadvertently removing permission for IVS to access the AWS resources associated with the service-linked role.

For information about other services that support service-linked roles, see AWS Services That Work with IAM and look for the services that have Yes in the Service-Linked Role column. Choose a Yes with a link to view the service-linked role documentation for that service.

Service-Linked Role Permissions for Amazon IVS

Amazon IVS uses the service-linked role named AWSServiceRoleForIVSRecordToS3 to access Amazon S3 buckets on behalf of your Amazon IVS Channels.

The AWSServiceRoleForIVSRecordToS3 service-linked role trusts the following services to assume the role:


The role permissions policy allows Amazon IVS to complete the following actions on the specified resources:

  • Action: s3:PutObject on your Amazon S3 buckets

You must configure permissions to allow an IAM entity (such as a user, group, or role) to create, edit, or delete a service-linked role. For more information, see Service-Linked Role Permissions in the IAM User Guide.

Creating a Service-Linked Role for Amazon IVS

You don't need to manually create the service-linked role for IVS. Amazon IVS creates it for you, when you create a recording-configuration resource in the Amazon IVS Console, the AWS CLI, or the AWS API. The service-linked role is named AWSServiceRoleForIVSRecordToS3.


This service-linked role can appear in your account if you completed an action in another service that uses the features supported by this role. To learn more, see A New Role Appeared in My IAM Account.

If you delete this service-linked role and then need to create it again, you can use the same process to recreate the role in your account. When you create a recording-configuration resource, Amazon IVS creates the service-linked role for you again.

Editing a Service-Linked Role for Amazon IVS

Amazon IVS does not allow you to edit the AWSServiceRoleForIVSRecordToS3 service-linked role. After you create a service-linked role, you cannot change the name of the role because various entities might reference the role. However, you can edit the description of the role using IAM. For more information, see Editing a Service-Linked Role in the IAM User Guide.

Deleting a Service-Linked Role for Amazon IVS

If you no longer need to use a feature or service that requires a service-linked role, we recommend that you delete that role. That way you don’t have an unused entity that is not actively monitored or maintained. However, you must clean up the resources for your service-linked role before you can manually delete it.


If the Amazon IVS service is using the role when you try to delete the resources, then the deletion might fail. If that happens, wait for a few minutes and try the operation again.

To delete Amazon IVS resources used by the AWSServiceRoleForIVSRecordToS3 service-linked role:

Use the Amazon IVS Console, the AWS CLI, or the AWS API to remove the recording-configuration association from all channels and delete all recording-configuration resources in the region.

To manually delete the service-linked role using IAM:

Use the IAM console, the AWS CLI, or the AWS API to delete the AWSServiceRoleForIVSRecordToS3 service-linked role. For more information, see Deleting a Service-Linked Role in the IAM User Guide.

Supported Regions for Amazon IVS Service-Linked Roles

Amazon IVS supports using service-linked roles in all of the regions where the service is available. For more information, see Amazon IVS Service Endpoints.