Amazon Translate
Developer Guide

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


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

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Amazon Translate API and Required Permissions for Actions

Amazon Translate API Operations Required Permissions (API Actions) Resources
TranslateText – Use to specify the source language


TranslateText – Use for automatic source language detection