Actions, resources, and condition keys for AWS CloudShell - Service Authorization Reference

Actions, resources, and condition keys for AWS CloudShell

AWS CloudShell (service prefix: cloudshell) provides the following service-specific resources, actions, and condition context keys for use in IAM permission policies.


Actions defined by AWS CloudShell

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
CreateEnvironment [permission only] Grants permissions to create a CloudShell environment Write
CreateSession [permission only] Grants permissions to connect to a CloudShell environment from the AWS Management Console Write


DeleteEnvironment [permission only] Grants permission to delete a CloudShell environment Write


GetEnvironmentStatus [permission only] Grants permission to read a CloudShell environment status Read


GetFileDownloadUrls [permission only] Grants permissions to download files from a CloudShell environment Write


GetFileUploadUrls [permission only] Grants permissions to upload files to a CloudShell environment Write


PutCredentials [permission only] Grants permissions to forward console credentials to the environment Write


StartEnvironment [permission only] Grants permission to start a stopped CloudShell environment Write


StopEnvironment [permission only] Grants permission to stop a running CloudShell environment Write


Resource types defined by AWS CloudShell

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
Environment arn:${Partition}:cloudshell:${Region}:${Account}:environment/${EnvironmentId}

Condition keys for AWS CloudShell

CloudShell has no service-specific context keys that can be used in the Condition element of policy statements. For the list of the global context keys that are available to all services, see Available keys for conditions.