Permissions for Amazon QuickSight Resources -

Permissions for Amazon QuickSight Resources

If you're not sure what the necessary permission is, you can attempt to make a call. The client then tells you what the missing permission is. You can use asterisk (*) in the Resource field of your permission policy instead of specifying explicit resources. However, we highly recommend that you restrict each permission as much as possible. You can restrict user access by specifying or excluding resources in the policy, using their Amazon QuickSight ARN. To retrieve the ARN of an Amazon QuickSight resource, use the Describe operation on the relevant resource.

Before you can call the Amazon QuickSight API operations, you need the quicksight:operation-name permission in a policy attached to your IAMidentity. For example, to call list-users, you need the permission quicksight:ListUsers. The same pattern applies to all operations. If you attempt to make the call you don't have permissions to call, the resulting error shows you what the missing permission is. We highly recommend that you restrict each permission as much as possible.

You can add conditions in IAM to further restrict access to an API in some scenarios. For example, when you add User1 to Group1, the main resource is Group1. You can allow or deny access to certain groups. Or you can also edit the Amazon QuickSight IAMkey quicksight:UserName to add a condition to allow or prevent certain users from being added to that group.

For more information, see the following:

To see the most up-to-date list of Amazon QuickSight actions, see Actions Defined by Amazon QuickSight in the IAM User Guide.

Best Practices

Amazon QuickSight allows you to share analyses, dashboards, templates, and themes with up to 100 principals. A principal can be one of the following:

  • The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of an Amazon QuickSight user or group associated with a data source or dataset. (This is common.)

  • The ARN of an Amazon QuickSight user, group, or namespace associated with an analysis, dashboard, template, or theme. (This is common.)

  • The ARN of an AWS account root: This is an IAM ARN rather than a QuickSight ARN. Use this option only to share resources (templates) across AWS accounts. (This is less common.)

If you want to share these resources with more principals, consider assigning resource permissions at the group or namespace level. For example, if you add users into a group and share a resource to the group, the group counts as one principal, even though it is shared to everyone in the group.