Actions, resources, and condition keys for Amazon Simple Workflow Service - Service Authorization Reference

Actions, resources, and condition keys for Amazon Simple Workflow Service

Amazon Simple Workflow Service (service prefix: swf) provides the following service-specific resources, actions, and condition context keys for use in IAM permission policies.

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Actions defined by Amazon Simple Workflow Service

You can specify the following actions in the Action element of an IAM policy statement. Use policies to grant permissions to perform an operation in AWS. When you use an action in a policy, you usually allow or deny access to the API operation or CLI command with the same name. However, in some cases, a single action controls access to more than one operation. Alternatively, some operations require several different actions.

The Resource types column indicates whether each action supports resource-level permissions. If there is no value for this column, you must specify all resources ("*") in the Resource element of your policy statement. If the column includes a resource type, then you can specify an ARN of that type in a statement with that action. Required resources are indicated in the table with an asterisk (*). If you specify a resource-level permission ARN in a statement using this action, then it must be of this type. Some actions support multiple resource types. If the resource type is optional (not indicated as required), then you can choose to use one but not the other.

For details about the columns in the following table, see Actions table.

Actions Description Access level Resource types (*required) Condition keys Dependent actions
CancelTimer Grants permission to cancel a previously started timer and record a TimerCanceled event in the history Write

domain*

CancelWorkflowExecution Grants permission to close the workflow execution and record a WorkflowExecutionCanceled event in the history Write

domain*

CompleteWorkflowExecution Grants permission to close the workflow execution and record a WorkflowExecutionCompleted event in the history Write

domain*

ContinueAsNewWorkflowExecution Grants permission to close the workflow execution and start a new workflow execution of the same type using the same workflow ID and a unique run Id Write

domain*

CountClosedWorkflowExecutions Grants permission to return the number of closed workflow executions within the given domain that meet the specified filtering criteria Read

domain*

swf:tagFilter.tag

swf:typeFilter.name

swf:typeFilter.version

CountOpenWorkflowExecutions Grants permission to return the number of open workflow executions within the given domain that meet the specified filtering criteria Read

domain*

swf:tagFilter.tag

swf:typeFilter.name

swf:typeFilter.version

CountPendingActivityTasks Grants permission to return the estimated number of activity tasks in the specified task list Read

domain*

swf:taskList.name

CountPendingDecisionTasks Grants permission to return the estimated number of decision tasks in the specified task list Read

domain*

swf:taskList.name

DeprecateActivityType Grants permission to deprecate the specified activity type Write

domain*

swf:activityType.name

swf:activityType.version

DeprecateDomain Grants permission to deprecate the specified domain Write

domain*

DeprecateWorkflowType Grants permission to deprecate the specified workflow type Write

domain*

swf:workflowType.name

swf:workflowType.version

DescribeActivityType Grants permission to return information about the specified activity type Read

domain*

swf:activityType.name

swf:activityType.version

DescribeDomain Grants permission to return information about the specified domain, including its description and status Read

domain*

DescribeWorkflowExecution Grants permission to return information about the specified workflow execution including its type and some statistics Read

domain*

DescribeWorkflowType Grants permission to return information about the specified workflow type Read

domain*

swf:workflowType.name

swf:workflowType.version

FailWorkflowExecution Grants permission to close the workflow execution and record a WorkflowExecutionFailed event in the history Write

domain*

GetWorkflowExecutionHistory Grants permission to return the history of the specified workflow execution Read

domain*

ListActivityTypes Grants permission to return information about all activities registered in the specified domain that match the specified name and registration status List

domain*

ListClosedWorkflowExecutions Grants permission to return a list of closed workflow executions in the specified domain that meet the filtering criteria List

domain*

swf:tagFilter.tag

swf:typeFilter.name

swf:typeFilter.version

ListDomains Grants permission to return the list of domains registered in the account List
ListOpenWorkflowExecutions Grants permission to return a list of open workflow executions in the specified domain that meet the filtering criteria List

domain*

swf:tagFilter.tag

swf:typeFilter.name

swf:typeFilter.version

ListTagsForResource Grants permission to list tags for an AWS SWF resource List

domain

ListWorkflowTypes Grants permission to return information about workflow types in the specified domain List

domain*

PollForActivityTask Grants permission to workers to get an ActivityTask from the specified activity taskList Write

domain*

swf:taskList.name

PollForDecisionTask Grants permission to deciders to get a DecisionTask from the specified decision taskList Write

domain*

swf:taskList.name

RecordActivityTaskHeartbeat Grants permission to workers to report to the service that the ActivityTask represented by the specified taskToken is still making progress Write

domain*

RecordMarker Grants permission to record a MarkerRecorded event in the history Write

domain*

RegisterActivityType Grants permission to register a new activity type along with its configuration settings in the specified domain Write

domain*

swf:defaultTaskList.name

swf:name

swf:version

RegisterDomain Grants permission to register a new domain Write

aws:TagKeys

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

RegisterWorkflowType Grants permission to register a new workflow type and its configuration settings in the specified domain Write

domain*

swf:defaultTaskList.name

swf:name

swf:version

RequestCancelActivityTask Grants permission to attempt to cancel a previously scheduled activity task Write

domain*

RequestCancelExternalWorkflowExecution Grants permission to request that a request be made to cancel the specified external workflow execution Write

domain*

RequestCancelWorkflowExecution Grants permission to record a WorkflowExecutionCancelRequested event in the currently running workflow execution identified by the given domain, workflowId, and runId Write

domain*

RespondActivityTaskCanceled Grants permission to workers to tell the service that the ActivityTask identified by the taskToken was successfully canceled Write

domain*

RespondActivityTaskCompleted Grants permission to workers to tell the service that the ActivityTask identified by the taskToken completed successfully with a result (if provided) Write

domain*

swf:activityType.name

swf:activityType.version

swf:tagList.member.0

swf:tagList.member.1

swf:tagList.member.2

swf:tagList.member.3

swf:tagList.member.4

swf:taskList.name

swf:workflowType.name

swf:workflowType.version

RespondActivityTaskFailed Grants permission to workers to tell the service that the ActivityTask identified by the taskToken has failed with reason (if specified) Write

domain*

RespondDecisionTaskCompleted Grants permission to deciders to tell the service that the DecisionTask identified by the taskToken has successfully completed Write

domain*

ScheduleActivityTask Grants permission to schedule an activity task Write

domain*

SignalExternalWorkflowExecution Grants permission to request a signal to be delivered to the specified external workflow execution and records Write

domain*

SignalWorkflowExecution Grants permission to record a WorkflowExecutionSignaled event in the workflow execution history and create a decision task for the workflow execution identified by the given domain, workflowId and runId Write

domain*

StartChildWorkflowExecution Grants permission to request that a child workflow execution be started Write

domain*

StartTimer Grants permission to start a timer for a workflow execution Write

domain*

StartWorkflowExecution Grants permission to start an execution of the workflow type in the specified domain using the provided workflowId and input data Write

domain*

swf:tagList.member.0

swf:tagList.member.1

swf:tagList.member.2

swf:tagList.member.3

swf:tagList.member.4

swf:taskList.name

swf:workflowType.name

swf:workflowType.version

TagResource Grants permission to tag an AWS SWF resource Tagging

domain

aws:TagKeys

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

TerminateWorkflowExecution Grants permission to record a WorkflowExecutionTerminated event and force closure of the workflow execution identified by the given domain, runId, and workflowId Write

domain*

UndeprecateActivityType Grants permission to undeprecate a previously deprecated activity type Write

domain*

swf:activityType.name

swf:activityType.version

UndeprecateDomain Grants permission to undeprecate a previously deprecated domain Write

domain*

UndeprecateWorkflowType Grants permission to undeprecate a previously deprecated workflow type Write

domain*

swf:workflowType.name

swf:workflowType.version

UntagResource Grants permission to remove a tag from an AWS SWF resource Tagging

domain

aws:TagKeys

Resource types defined by Amazon Simple Workflow Service

The following resource types are defined by this service and can be used in the Resource element of IAM permission policy statements. Each action in the Actions table identifies the resource types that can be specified with that action. A resource type can also define which condition keys you can include in a policy. These keys are displayed in the last column of the table. For details about the columns in the following table, see Resource types table.

Resource types ARN Condition keys
domain arn:${Partition}:swf::${Account}:/domain/${DomainName}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

Condition keys for Amazon Simple Workflow Service

Amazon Simple Workflow Service defines the following condition keys that can be used in the Condition element of an IAM policy. You can use these keys to further refine the conditions under which the policy statement applies. For details about the columns in the following table, see Condition keys table.

To view the global condition keys that are available to all services, see Available global condition keys.

Condition keys Description Type
aws:RequestTag/${TagKey} Filters access by tag of the request String
aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey} Filters access by tag of the resource String
aws:TagKeys Filters access by tag of the key ArrayOfString
swf:activityType.name Filters access by the name of the activity type String
swf:activityType.version Filters access by the version of the activity type String
swf:defaultTaskList.name Filters access by the name of the default task list String
swf:name Filters access by the name of activities or workflows String
swf:tagFilter.tag Filters access by the value of tagFilter.tag String
swf:tagList.member.0 Filters access by the specified tag String
swf:tagList.member.1 Filters access by the specified tag String
swf:tagList.member.2 Filters access by the specified tag String
swf:tagList.member.3 Filters access by the specified tag String
swf:tagList.member.4 Filters access by the specified tag String
swf:taskList.name Filters access by the name of the tasklist String
swf:typeFilter.name Filters access by the name of the type filter String
swf:typeFilter.version Filters access by the version of the type filter String
swf:version Filters access by the version of activities or workflows String
swf:workflowType.name Filters access by the name of the workflow type String
swf:workflowType.version Filters access by the version of the workflow type String