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

Actions, resources, and condition keys for AWS Config

AWS Config (service prefix: config) 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 Config

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
BatchGetAggregateResourceConfig Grants permission to return the current configuration items for resources that are present in your AWS Config aggregator Read

ConfigurationAggregator*

BatchGetResourceConfig Grants permission to return the current configuration for one or more requested resources Read
DeleteAggregationAuthorization Grants permission to delete the authorization granted to the specified configuration aggregator account in a specified region Write

AggregationAuthorization*

DeleteConfigRule Grants permission to delete the specified AWS Config rule and all of its evaluation results Write

ConfigRule*

DeleteConfigurationAggregator Grants permission to delete the specified configuration aggregator and the aggregated data associated with the aggregator Write

ConfigurationAggregator*

DeleteConfigurationRecorder Grants permission to delete the configuration recorder Write
DeleteConformancePack Grants permission to delete the specified conformance pack and all the AWS Config rules and all evaluation results within that conformance pack Write
DeleteDeliveryChannel Grants permission to delete the delivery channel Write
DeleteEvaluationResults Grants permission to delete the evaluation results for the specified Config rule Write

ConfigRule*

DeleteOrganizationConfigRule Grants permission to delete the specified organization config rule and all of its evaluation results from all member accounts in that organization Write
DeleteOrganizationConformancePack Grants permission to delete the specified organization conformance pack and all of its evaluation results from all member accounts in that organization Write
DeletePendingAggregationRequest Grants permission to delete pending authorization requests for a specified aggregator account in a specified region Write
DeleteRemediationConfiguration Grants permission to delete the remediation configuration Write

RemediationConfiguration*

DeleteRemediationExceptions Grants permission to delete one or more remediation exceptions for specific resource keys for a specific AWS Config Rule Write
DeleteResourceConfig Grants permission to record the configuration state for a custom resource that has been deleted Write
DeleteRetentionConfiguration Grants permission to delete the retention configuration Write
DeleteStoredQuery Grants permission to delete the stored query for an AWS account in an AWS Region Write

StoredQuery*

DeliverConfigSnapshot Grants permission to schedule delivery of a configuration snapshot to the Amazon S3 bucket in the specified delivery channel Read
DescribeAggregateComplianceByConfigRules Grants permission to return a list of compliant and noncompliant rules with the number of resources for compliant and noncompliant rules List

ConfigurationAggregator*

DescribeAggregationAuthorizations Grants permission to return a list of authorizations granted to various aggregator accounts and regions List
DescribeComplianceByConfigRule Grants permission to indicate whether the specified AWS Config rules are compliant List

ConfigRule*

DescribeComplianceByResource Grants permission to indicate whether the specified AWS resources are compliant List
DescribeConfigRuleEvaluationStatus Grants permission to return status information for each of your AWS managed Config rules List

ConfigRule*

DescribeConfigRules Grants permission to return details about your AWS Config rules List

ConfigRule*

DescribeConfigurationAggregatorSourcesStatus Grants permission to return status information for sources within an aggregator List

ConfigurationAggregator*

DescribeConfigurationAggregators Grants permission to return the details of one or more configuration aggregators List
DescribeConfigurationRecorderStatus Grants permission to return the current status of the specified configuration recorder List
DescribeConfigurationRecorders Grants permission to return the names of one or more specified configuration recorders List
DescribeConformancePackCompliance Grants permission to return compliance information for each rule in that conformance pack Read
DescribeConformancePackStatus Grants permission to provide one or more conformance packs deployment status Read
DescribeConformancePacks Grants permission to return a list of one or more conformance packs Read
DescribeDeliveryChannelStatus Grants permission to return the current status of the specified delivery channel List
DescribeDeliveryChannels Grants permission to return details about the specified delivery channel List
DescribeOrganizationConfigRuleStatuses Grants permission to provide organization config rule deployment status for an organization Read
DescribeOrganizationConfigRules Grants permission to return a list of organization config rules Read
DescribeOrganizationConformancePackStatuses Grants permission to provide organization conformance pack deployment status for an organization Read
DescribeOrganizationConformancePacks Grants permission to return a list of organization conformance packs Read
DescribePendingAggregationRequests Grants permission to return a list of all pending aggregation requests List
DescribeRemediationConfigurations Grants permission to return the details of one or more remediation configurations List

RemediationConfiguration*

DescribeRemediationExceptions Grants permission to return the details of one or more remediation exceptions List
DescribeRemediationExecutionStatus Grants permission to provide a detailed view of a Remediation Execution for a set of resources including state, timestamps and any error messages for steps that have failed List

RemediationConfiguration*

DescribeRetentionConfigurations Grants permission to return the details of one or more retention configurations List
GetAggregateComplianceDetailsByConfigRule Grants permission to return the evaluation results for the specified AWS Config rule for a specific resource in a rule Read

ConfigurationAggregator*

GetAggregateConfigRuleComplianceSummary Grants permission to return the number of compliant and noncompliant rules for one or more accounts and regions in an aggregator Read

ConfigurationAggregator*

GetAggregateDiscoveredResourceCounts Grants permission to return the resource counts across accounts and regions that are present in your AWS Config aggregator Read

ConfigurationAggregator*

GetAggregateResourceConfig Grants permission to return configuration item that is aggregated for your specific resource in a specific source account and region Read

ConfigurationAggregator*

GetComplianceDetailsByConfigRule Grants permission to return the evaluation results for the specified AWS Config rule Read

ConfigRule*

GetComplianceDetailsByResource Grants permission to return the evaluation results for the specified AWS resource Read
GetComplianceSummaryByConfigRule Grants permission to return the number of AWS Config rules that are compliant and noncompliant, up to a maximum of 25 for each Read
GetComplianceSummaryByResourceType Grants permission to return the number of resources that are compliant and the number that are noncompliant Read
GetConformancePackComplianceDetails Grants permission to return compliance details of a conformance pack for all AWS resources that are monitered by conformance pack Read
GetConformancePackComplianceSummary Grants permission to provide compliance summary for one or more conformance packs Read
GetDiscoveredResourceCounts Grants permission to return the resource types, the number of each resource type, and the total number of resources that AWS Config is recording in this region for your AWS account Read
GetOrganizationConfigRuleDetailedStatus Grants permission to return detailed status for each member account within an organization for a given organization config rule Read
GetOrganizationConformancePackDetailedStatus Grants permission to return detailed status for each member account within an organization for a given organization conformance pack Read
GetResourceConfigHistory Grants permission to return a list of configuration items for the specified resource Read
GetStoredQuery Grants permission to return the details of a specific stored query Read

StoredQuery*

ListAggregateDiscoveredResources Grants permission to accept a resource type and returns a list of resource identifiers that are aggregated for a specific resource type across accounts and regions List

ConfigurationAggregator*

ListDiscoveredResources Grants permission to accept a resource type and returns a list of resource identifiers for the resources of that type List
ListStoredQueries Grants permission to list the stored queries for an AWS account in an AWS Region List

StoredQuery*

ListTagsForResource Grants permission to list the tags for AWS Config resource List

AggregationAuthorization

ConfigRule

ConfigurationAggregator

PutAggregationAuthorization Grants permission to authorize the aggregator account and region to collect data from the source account and region Write

AggregationAuthorization*

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

PutConfigRule Grants permission to add or update an AWS Config rule for evaluating whether your AWS resources comply with your desired configurations Write

ConfigRule*

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

PutConfigurationAggregator Grants permission to create and update the configuration aggregator with the selected source accounts and regions Write

ConfigurationAggregator*

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

PutConfigurationRecorder Grants permission to create a new configuration recorder to record the selected resource configurations Write
PutConformancePack Grants permission to create or update a conformance pack Write
PutDeliveryChannel Grants permission to create a delivery channel object to deliver configuration information to an Amazon S3 bucket and Amazon SNS topic Write
PutEvaluations Grants permission to be used by an AWS Lambda function to deliver evaluation results to AWS Config Write
PutExternalEvaluation Grants permission to deliver evaluation result to AWS Config Write
PutOrganizationConfigRule Grants permission to add or update organization config rule for your entire organization evaluating whether your AWS resources comply with your desired configurations Write
PutOrganizationConformancePack Grants permission to add or update organization conformance pack for your entire organization evaluating whether your AWS resources comply with your desired configurations Write
PutRemediationConfigurations Grants permission to add or update the remediation configuration with a specific AWS Config rule with the selected target or action Write

RemediationConfiguration*

PutRemediationExceptions Grants permission to add or update remediation exceptions for specific resources for a specific AWS Config rule Write
PutResourceConfig Grants permission to record the configuration state for the resource provided in the request Write
PutRetentionConfiguration Grants permission to create and update the retention configuration with details about retention period (number of days) that AWS Config stores your historical information Write
PutStoredQuery Grants permission to save a new query or updates an existing saved query Write

StoredQuery*

SelectAggregateResourceConfig Grants permission to accept a structured query language (SQL) SELECT command and an aggregator to query configuration state of AWS resources across multiple accounts and regions, performs the corresponding search, and returns resource configurations matching the properties Read
SelectResourceConfig Grants permission to accept a structured query language (SQL) SELECT command, performs the corresponding search, and returns resource configurations matching the properties Read
StartConfigRulesEvaluation Grants permission to evaluate your resources against the specified Config rules Write

ConfigRule*

StartConfigurationRecorder Grants permission to start recording configurations of the AWS resources you have selected to record in your AWS account Write
StartRemediationExecution Grants permission to run an on-demand remediation for the specified AWS Config rules against the last known remediation configuration Write

RemediationConfiguration*

StopConfigurationRecorder Grants permission to stop recording configurations of the AWS resources you have selected to record in your AWS account Write
TagResource Grants permission to associate the specified tags to a resource with the specified resourceArn Tagging

AggregationAuthorization

ConfigRule

ConfigurationAggregator

ConformancePack

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

UntagResource Grants permission to delete specified tags from a resource Tagging

AggregationAuthorization

ConfigRule

ConfigurationAggregator

ConformancePack

aws:TagKeys

Resource types defined by AWS Config

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.

Resource types ARN Condition keys
AggregationAuthorization arn:${Partition}:config:${Region}:${Account}:aggregation-authorization/${AggregatorAccount}/${AggregatorRegion}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

ConfigurationAggregator arn:${Partition}:config:${Region}:${Account}:config-aggregator/${AggregatorId}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

ConfigRule arn:${Partition}:config:${Region}:${Account}:config-rule/${ConfigRuleId}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

ConformancePack arn:${Partition}:config:${Region}:${Account}:conformance-pack/${ConformancePackName}/${ConformancePackId}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

OrganizationConfigRule arn:${Partition}:config:${Region}:${Account}:organization-config-rule/${OrganizationConfigRuleId}
OrganizationConformancePack arn:${Partition}:config:${Region}:${Account}:organization-conformance-pack/${OrganizationConformancePackId}
RemediationConfiguration arn:${Partition}:config:${Region}:${Account}:remediation-configuration/${RemediationConfigurationId}
StoredQuery arn:${Partition}:config:${Region}:${Account}:stored-query/${StoredQueryName}/${StoredQueryId}

Condition keys for AWS Config

AWS Config 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/${TagKey} Filters actions based on the allowed set of values for each of the tags String
aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey} Filters actions based on tag-value assoicated with the resource String
aws:TagKeys Filters actions based on the presence of mandatory tags in the request String