ListPermissions - AWS Private Certificate Authority


List all permissions on a private CA, if any, granted to the AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) service principal (

These permissions allow ACM to issue and renew ACM certificates that reside in the same AWS account as the CA.

Permissions can be granted with the CreatePermission action and revoked with the DeletePermission action.

About Permissions
  • If the private CA and the certificates it issues reside in the same account, you can use CreatePermission to grant permissions for ACM to carry out automatic certificate renewals.

  • For automatic certificate renewal to succeed, the ACM service principal needs permissions to create, retrieve, and list certificates.

  • If the private CA and the ACM certificates reside in different accounts, then permissions cannot be used to enable automatic renewals. Instead, the ACM certificate owner must set up a resource-based policy to enable cross-account issuance and renewals. For more information, see Using a Resource Based Policy with AWS Private CA.

Request Syntax

{ "CertificateAuthorityArn": "string", "MaxResults": number, "NextToken": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The Amazon Resource Number (ARN) of the private CA to inspect. You can find the ARN by calling the ListCertificateAuthorities action. This must be of the form: arn:aws:acm-pca:region:account:certificate-authority/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012 You can get a private CA's ARN by running the ListCertificateAuthorities action.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 5. Maximum length of 200.

Pattern: arn:[\w+=/,.@-]+:acm-pca:[\w+=/,.@-]*:[0-9]*:[\w+=,.@-]+(/[\w+=,.@-]+)*

Required: Yes


When paginating results, use this parameter to specify the maximum number of items to return in the response. If additional items exist beyond the number you specify, the NextToken element is sent in the response. Use this NextToken value in a subsequent request to retrieve additional items.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 1000.

Required: No


When paginating results, use this parameter in a subsequent request after you receive a response with truncated results. Set it to the value of NextToken from the response you just received.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 43739.

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "NextToken": "string", "Permissions": [ { "Actions": [ "string" ], "CertificateAuthorityArn": "string", "CreatedAt": number, "Policy": "string", "Principal": "string", "SourceAccount": "string" } ] }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


When the list is truncated, this value is present and should be used for the NextToken parameter in a subsequent pagination request.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 43739.


Summary information about each permission assigned by the specified private CA, including the action enabled, the policy provided, and the time of creation.

Type: Array of Permission objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 0 items.


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The requested Amazon Resource Name (ARN) does not refer to an existing resource.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The token specified in the NextToken argument is not valid. Use the token returned from your previous call to ListCertificateAuthorities.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The state of the private CA does not allow this action to occur.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request has failed for an unspecified reason.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A resource such as a private CA, S3 bucket, certificate, audit report, or policy cannot be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400



This example illustrates one usage of ListPermissions.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: X-Amz-Target: CertificateManager.ListPermissions X-Amz-Date: 20190113T171333Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.10.20 Python/2.7.3 Linux/3.13.0-83-generic botocore/1.4.11 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: AUTHPARAMS, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=3c9429306c5a99b9b4be5b35f55c26cc1da32a215d8055a5ed0bdda57bcc881cc { "CertificateArn":"arn:aws:acm:us-east-1:111122223333:certificate-authority/01234567-89ab-cdef-0123-0123456789ab", "MaxResults": 10 }


This example illustrates one usage of ListPermissions.

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 3c8d676d-025e-11e6-8823-93164b47113c Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 579 Date: Thu, Feb 13 2019 17:13:36 GMT { "Permissions": [ { "Actions": { "IssueCertificate", "GetCertificate", "ListPermissions" }, "CertificateAuthorityArn": "arn:aws:acm:us-east-1:111122223333:certificate/01234567-89ab-cdef-0123-0123456789ab", "CreatedAt": 1.516130652887E9, "Principal": "", "SourceAccount": "012345678901" }, { "Actions": { "LIST_PERMISSIONS" }, "CertificateAuthorityArn": "arn:aws:acm:us-east-1:111122223333:certificate/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012", "CreatedAt": 1.517830652887E9, "Principal": "", "SourceAccount": "012345678901" } ] }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: