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

Actions, resources, and condition keys for AWS CloudTrail

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

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Actions defined by AWS CloudTrail

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 The actions table.

Actions Description Access level Resource types (*required) Condition keys Dependent actions
AddTags Grants permission to add one or more tags to a trail, up to a limit of 10 Tagging

eventdatastore

trail

CancelQuery Grants permission to cancel a running query Write
CreateEventDataStore Grants permission to create an event data store Write

eventdatastore*

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CreateTrail Grants permission to create a trail that specifies the settings for delivery of log data to an Amazon S3 bucket Write

trail*

s3:PutObject

DeleteEventDataStore Grants permission to delete an event data store Write

eventdatastore*

DeleteTrail Grants permission to delete a trail Write

trail*

DescribeQuery Grants permission to list details for the query Read
DescribeTrails Grants permission to list settings for the trails associated with the current region for your account Read
GetEventDataStore Grants permission to list settings for the event data store Read
GetEventSelectors Grants permission to list settings for event selectors configured for a trail Read

trail*

GetInsightSelectors Grants permission to list CloudTrail Insights selectors that are configured for a trail Read

trail*

GetQueryResults Grants permission to fetch results of a complete query Read
GetTrail Grants permission to list settings for the trail Read
GetTrailStatus Grants permission to retrieve a JSON-formatted list of information about the specified trail Read

trail*

ListEventDataStores Grants permission to list event data stores associated with the current region for your account List
ListPublicKeys Grants permission to list the public keys whose private keys were used to sign trail digest files within a specified time range Read
ListQueries Grants permission to list queries associated with an event data store List
ListTags Grants permission to list the tags for trails or event data stores in the current region Read

eventdatastore

trail

ListTrails Grants permission to list trails associated with the current region for your account List
LookupEvents Grants permission to look up API activity events captured by CloudTrail that create, update, or delete resources in your account Read
PutEventSelectors Grants permission to create and update event selectors for a trail Write

trail*

PutInsightSelectors Grants permission to create and update CloudTrail Insights selectors for a trail Write

trail*

RemoveTags Grants permission to remove tags from a trail Tagging

eventdatastore

trail

RestoreEventDataStore Grants permission to restore an event data store Write

eventdatastore*

StartLogging Grants permission to start the recording of AWS API calls and log file delivery for a trail Write

trail*

StartQuery Grants permission to start a new query on a specified event data store Write
StopLogging Grants permission to stop the recording of AWS API calls and log file delivery for a trail Write

trail*

UpdateEventDataStore Grants permission to update an event data store Write

eventdatastore*

UpdateTrail Grants permission to update the settings that specify delivery of log files Write

trail*

Resource types defined by AWS CloudTrail

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 The resource types table.

Note

For policies that control access to CloudTrail actions, the Resource element is always set to "*". For information about using resource ARNs in an IAM policy, see Granting Custom Permissions in the AWS CloudTrail User Guide.

Resource types ARN Condition keys
trail arn:${Partition}:cloudtrail:${Region}:${Account}:trail/${TrailName}
eventdatastore arn:${Partition}:cloudtrail:${Region}:${Account}:eventdatastore/${EventDataStoreId}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

Condition keys for AWS CloudTrail

AWS CloudTrail 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 The 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/${TagKey} Filters access by value associated with the resource String
aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey} Filters access by value associated with the resource String
aws:TagKeys Filters access by value associated with the resource String