Terminology - Amazon QuickSight


Caller identity: – The identity of the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user making an API request. The identity of the caller is determined by Amazon QuickSight using the signature attached to the request. Through the use of our provided SDK clients, no manual steps are necessary to generate the signature or attach it to the requests. However, you can do it manually if you want to.

Invoker identity: – In addition to the caller identity, but not as a replacement for it, you can assume a caller’s identity through the Assume Role functionality when making calls to Amazon QuickSight. AWS approve callers through their invoker’s identity. This is done to avoid having to explicitly add multiple accounts belonging to the same Amazon QuickSight subscription.

QuickSight user: – This is an Amazon QuickSight user identity acted upon by your API call. This user isn't identical to the caller identity but might be the one that maps to the user within Amazon QuickSight.

QuickSight ARN: – Amazon Resource Name (ARN). Amazon QuickSight resources are identified using their name or ARN. For example, these are the ARNs for a group named MyGroup1, a user named User1, and a dashboard with the ID 1a1ac2b2-3fc3-4b44-5e5d-c6db6778df89:

arn:aws:quicksight:us-east-1:111122223333:group/default/MyGroup1 arn:aws:quicksight:us-east-1:111122223333:user/default/User1 arn:aws:quicksight:us-west-2:111122223333:dashboard/1a1ac2b2-3fc3-4b44-5e5d-c6db6778df89

Depending on the scenario, you might need to provide an entity’s name, ID, or ARN. You can retrieve the ARN if you have the name, using some of the QuickSight API operations.