Amazon Translate and interface VPC endpoints (AWS PrivateLink) - Amazon Translate

Amazon Translate and interface VPC endpoints (AWS PrivateLink)

You can establish a private connection between your VPC and Amazon Translate by creating an interface VPC endpoint. Interface endpoints are powered by AWS PrivateLink, a technology that enables you to privately access Amazon Translate APIs without an internet gateway, NAT device, VPN connection, or AWS Direct Connect connection. Instances in your VPC don't need public IP addresses to communicate with Amazon Translate APIs. Traffic between your VPC and Amazon Translate does not leave the Amazon network.

Each interface endpoint is represented by one or more Elastic Network Interfaces in your subnets.

For more information, see Interface VPC endpoints (AWS PrivateLink) in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

Considerations for Amazon Translate VPC endpoints

Before you set up an interface VPC endpoint for Amazon Translate, ensure that you review Interface endpoint properties and limitations in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

Amazon Translate supports making calls to all of its API actions from your VPC.

Creating an interface VPC endpoint for Amazon Translate

You can create a VPC endpoint for the Amazon Translate service using either the Amazon VPC console or the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI). For more information, see Creating an interface endpoint in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

Create a VPC endpoint for Amazon Translate using the following service name:

  • com.amazonaws.region.translate

If you enable private DNS for the endpoint, you can make API requests to Amazon Translate using its default DNS name for the Region, for example, translate.us-east-1.amazonaws.com.

For more information, see Accessing a service through an interface endpoint in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

Creating a VPC endpoint policy for Amazon Translate

You can attach an endpoint policy to your VPC endpoint that controls access to Amazon Translate. The policy specifies the following information:

  • The principal that can perform actions.

  • The actions that can be performed.

  • The resources on which actions can be performed.

For more information, see Controlling access to services with VPC endpoints in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

Example: VPC endpoint policy for Amazon Translate real-time translation actions

The following is an example of an endpoint policy for real-time translation in Amazon Translate. When attached to an endpoint, this policy grants access to the listed Amazon Translate actions for all principals on all resources.

{ "Statement":[ { "Principal":"*", "Effect":"Allow", "Action":[ "translate:TranslateText", ], "Resource":"*" } ] }

Example: VPC endpoint policy for Amazon Translate batch translation actions

The following is an example of an endpoint policy for batch translation in Amazon Translate. When attached to an endpoint, this policy grants access to the listed Amazon Translate actions for all principals on all resources.

{ "Statement":[ { "Principal":"*", "Effect":"Allow", "Action":[ "translate:StartTextTranslationJob", "iam:PassRole" ], "Resource":"*" } ] }