Amazon VPC IP Address Manager (IPAM) and AWS Organizations - AWS Organizations

Amazon VPC IP Address Manager (IPAM) and AWS Organizations

Amazon VPC IP Address Manager (IPAM) is a VPC feature that makes it easier for you to plan, track, and monitor IP addresses for your AWS workloads.

Using AWS Organizations allows you to monitor IP address usage throughout your organization and share IP address pools across member accounts.

For more information, see Integrate IPAM with AWS Organizations in the Amazon VPC IPAM User Guide.

Use the following information to help you integrate Amazon VPC IP Address Manager (IPAM) with AWS Organizations.

Service-linked roles created when you enable integration

The following service-linked role is automatically created in your organization's management account and each member account when you integrate IPAM with AWS Organizations either by using the IPAM console or using IPAM's EnableIpamOrganizationAdminAccount API.

  • AWSServiceRoleForIPAM

For more information, see Service-linked roles for IPAM in the Amazon VPC IPAM User Guide.

Service principals used by the service-linked roles

The service-linked role in the previous section can be assumed only by the service principals authorized by the trust relationships defined for the role. The service-linked roles used by IPAM grant access to the following service principals:

  • ipam.amazonaws.com

To enable trusted access with IPAM

For information about the permissions needed to enable trusted access, see Permissions required to enable trusted access.

Note

When you designate a delegated administrator for IPAM it automatically enables trusted access for IPAM for your organization.

IPAM requires trusted access to AWS Organizations before you can designate a member account to be the delegated administrator for this service for your organization.

You can enable trusted access using only Amazon VPC IP Address Manager (IPAM) tools.

If you integrate IPAM with AWS Organizations using the IPAM console or using the IPAM EnableIpamOrganizationAdminAccount API, you automatically grant trusted access to IPAM. Granting trusted access creates the service-linked role AWSServiceRoleForIPAM in the management account and in all of the member accounts in the organization. IPAM uses the service-linked role to monitor CIDRs associated with EC2 networking resources in your organization and to store metrics related to IPAM in Amazon CloudWatch. For more information, see Service-linked roles for IPAM in the Amazon VPC IPAM User Guide.

For instructions about enabling trusted access, see Integrate IPAM with AWS Organizations in the Amazon VPC IPAM User Guide.

Note

You can't enable trusted access with IPAM using the AWS Organizations console or with the enable-aws-service-access API.

To disable trusted access with IPAM

For information about the permissions needed to disable trusted access, see Permissions required to disable trusted access.

Only an administrator in the AWS Organizations management account can disable trusted access with IPAM using the AWS Organizations disable-aws-service-access API.

For information about disabling IPAM account permissions and deleting the service-linked role, see Service-linked roles for IPAM in the Amazon VPC IPAM User Guide.

You can disable trusted access by running a Organizations AWS CLI command, or by calling an Organizations API operation in one of the AWS SDKs.

AWS CLI, AWS API

To disable trusted service access using the Organizations CLI/SDK

You can use the following AWS CLI commands or API operations to disable trusted service access:

  • AWS CLI: disable-aws-service-access

    You can run the following command to disable Amazon VPC IP Address Manager (IPAM) as a trusted service with Organizations.

    $ aws organizations disable-aws-service-access \ --service-principal ipam.amazonaws.com

    This command produces no output when successful.

  • AWS API: DisableAWSServiceAccess

Enabling a delegated administrator account for IPAM

The delegated administrator account for IPAM is responsible for creating the IPAM and IP address pools, managing and monitoring IP address usage in the organization, and sharing IP address pools across member accounts. For more information, see Integrate IPAM with AWS Organizations in the Amazon VPC IPAM User Guide.

Only an administrator in the organization management account can configure a delegated administrator for IPAM.

You can specify a delegated administrator account from the IPAM console, or by using the enable-ipam-organization-admin-account API. For more information, see enable-ipam-organization-admin-account in the AWS AWS CLI Command Reference.

Minimum permissions

Only an IAM user or role in the Organizations management account can configure a member account as a delegated administrator for IPAM in the organization

To configure a delegated administrator using the IPAM console, see Integrate IPAM with AWS Organizations in the Amazon VPC IPAM User Guide.

Disabling a delegated administrator for IPAM

Only an administrator in the organization management account can configure a delegated administrator for IPAM.

To remove a delegated administrator using the AWS AWS CLI, see disable-ipam-organization-admin-account in the AWS AWS CLI Command Reference.

To disable the delegated admin IPAM account using the IPAM console, see Integrate IPAM with AWS Organizations in the Amazon VPC IPAM User Guide.