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

Actions, resources, and condition keys for AWS Shield

AWS Shield (service prefix: shield) 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 Shield

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
AssociateDRTLogBucket Grants permission to authorize the DDoS Response team to access the specified Amazon S3 bucket containing your flow logs Write

s3:GetBucketPolicy

s3:PutBucketPolicy

AssociateDRTRole Grants permission to authorize the DDoS Response team using the specified role, to access your AWS account to assist with DDoS attack mitigation during potential attacks Write

iam:GetRole

iam:ListAttachedRolePolicies

iam:PassRole

AssociateHealthCheck Grants permission to add health-based detection to the Shield Advanced protection for a resource Write

protection*

route53:GetHealthCheck

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

AssociateProactiveEngagementDetails Grants permission to initialize proactive engagement and set the list of contacts for the DDoS Response Team (DRT) to use Write
CreateProtection Grants permission to activate DDoS protection service for a given resource ARN Write

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CreateProtectionGroup Grants permission to create a grouping of protected resources so they can be handled as a collective Write

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CreateSubscription Grants permission to activate subscription Write
DeleteProtection Grants permission to delete an existing protection Write

protection*

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

DeleteProtectionGroup Grants permission to remove the specified protection group Write

protection-group*

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

DeleteSubscription Grants permission to deactivate subscription Write
DescribeAttack Grants permission to get attack details Read

attack*

DescribeAttackStatistics Grants permission to describe information about the number and type of attacks AWS Shield has detected in the last year Read
DescribeDRTAccess Grants permission to describe the current role and list of Amazon S3 log buckets used by the DDoS Response team to access your AWS account while assisting with attack mitigation Read
DescribeEmergencyContactSettings Grants permission to list the email addresses that the DRT can use to contact you during a suspected attack Read
DescribeProtection Grants permission to get protection details Read

protection*

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

DescribeProtectionGroup Grants permission to describe the specification for the specified protection group Read

protection-group*

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

DescribeSubscription Grants permission to get subscription details, such as start time Read
DisableApplicationLayerAutomaticResponse Grants permission to disable application layer automatic response for Shield Advanced protection for a resource Write
DisableProactiveEngagement Grants permission to remove authorization from the DDoS Response Team (DRT) to notify contacts about escalations Write
DisassociateDRTLogBucket Grants permission to remove the DDoS Response team's access to the specified Amazon S3 bucket containing your flow logs Write

s3:DeleteBucketPolicy

s3:GetBucketPolicy

s3:PutBucketPolicy

DisassociateDRTRole Grants permission to remove the DDoS Response team's access to your AWS account Write
DisassociateHealthCheck Grants permission to remove health-based detection from the Shield Advanced protection for a resource Write

protection*

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

EnableApplicationLayerAutomaticResponse Grants permission to enable application layer automatic response for Shield Advanced protection for a resource Write

cloudfront:GetDistribution

iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole

iam:GetRole

EnableProactiveEngagement Grants permission to authorize the DDoS Response Team (DRT) to use email and phone to notify contacts about escalations Write
GetSubscriptionState Grants permission to get subscription state Read
ListAttacks Grants permission to list all existing attacks List
ListProtectionGroups Grants permission to retrieve the protection groups for the account List
ListProtections Grants permission to list all existing protections List
ListResourcesInProtectionGroup Grants permission to retrieve the resources that are included in the protection group List

protection-group*

ListTagsForResource Grants permission to get information about AWS tags for a specified Amazon Resource Name (ARN) in AWS Shield Read

protection

protection-group

TagResource Grants permission to add or updates tags for a resource in AWS Shield Tagging

protection

protection-group

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

UntagResource Grants permission to remove tags from a resource in AWS Shield Tagging

protection

protection-group

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

UpdateApplicationLayerAutomaticResponse Grants permission to update application layer automatic response for Shield Advanced protection for a resource Write
UpdateEmergencyContactSettings Grants permission to update the details of the list of email addresses that the DRT can use to contact you during a suspected attack Write
UpdateProtectionGroup Grants permission to update an existing protection group Write

protection-group*

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

UpdateSubscription Grants permission to update the details of an existing subscription Write

Resource types defined by AWS Shield

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
attack arn:${Partition}:shield::${Account}:attack/${Id}
protection arn:${Partition}:shield::${Account}:protection/${Id}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

protection-group arn:${Partition}:shield::${Account}:protection-group/${Id}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

Condition keys for AWS Shield

AWS Shield 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/${TagKey} Filters actions based on the presence of tag key-value pairs in the request String
aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey} Filters actions based on tag key-value pairs attached to the resource String
aws:TagKeys Filters actions based on the presence of tag keys in the request ArrayOfString