Amazon Transcribe
Developer Guide

Amazon Transcribe API Permissions: Actions, Resources, and Conditions Reference

Use the following table as a reference when setting up Access Control and writing a permissions policy that you can attach to an IAM identity (an identity-based policy). The list includes each Amazon Transcribe API operation, the corresponding action for which you can grant permissions to perform the action, and the AWS resource for which you can grant the permissions. You specify the actions in the policy's Action field, and you specify the resource value in the policy's Resource field.

To express conditions in your Amazon Transcribe policies, you can use AWS-wide condition keys. For a complete list of AWS-wide keys, see Available Keys in the IAM User Guide.


To specify an action, use the transcribe: prefix followed by the API operation name, for example, transcribe:StartTranscriptionJob.

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Amazon Transcribe API and Required Permissions for Actions

Amazon Transcribe API Operations Required Permissions (API Actions) Resources
CreateVocabulary transcribe:CreateVocabulary *
DeleteVocabulary transcribe:DeleteVocabulary *
GetTranscriptionJob transcribe:GetTranscriptionJob *
GetVocabulary transcribe:GetVocabulary *
ListTranscriptionJobs transcribe:ListTranscriptionJobs *
ListVocabularies transcribe:ListVocabularies *
StartTranscriptionJob transcribe:StartTranscriptionJob *
UpdateVocabulary transcribe:UpdateVocabulary *