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Amazon managed policies for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

To add permissions to users, groups, and roles, it is easier to use Amazon managed policies than to write policies yourself. It takes time and expertise to create IAM customer managed policies that provide your team with only the permissions they need. To get started quickly, you can use our Amazon managed policies. These policies cover common use cases and are available in your Amazon account. For more information about Amazon managed policies, see Amazon managed policies in the IAM User Guide.

Amazon services maintain and update Amazon managed policies. You can't change the permissions in Amazon managed policies. Services occasionally add additional permissions to an Amazon managed policy to support new features. This type of update affects all identities (users, groups, and roles) where the policy is attached. Services are most likely to update an Amazon managed policy when a new feature is launched or when new operations become available. Services do not remove permissions from an Amazon managed policy, so policy updates won't break your existing permissions.

Additionally, Amazon supports managed policies for job functions that span multiple services. For example, the ReadOnlyAccess Amazon managed policy provides read-only access to all Amazon services and resources. When a service launches a new feature, Amazon adds read-only permissions for new operations and resources. For a list and descriptions of job function policies, see Amazon managed policies for job functions in the IAM User Guide.

Amazon managed policy: AmazonEC2FullAccess

You can attach the AmazonEC2FullAccess policy to your IAM identities. This policy grants permissions that allow full access to Amazon EC2.

To view the permissions for this policy, see AmazonEC2FullAccess in the Amazon Web Services Management Console.

Amazon managed policy: AmazonEC2ReadOnlyAccess

You can attach the AmazonEC2ReadOnlyAccess policy to your IAM identities. This policy grants permissions that allow read-only access to Amazon EC2.

To view the permissions for this policy, see AmazonEC2ReadOnlyAccess in the Amazon Web Services Management Console.

Amazon managed policy: AWSEC2CapacityReservationFleetRolePolicy

This policy is attached to the service-linked role named AWSServiceRoleForEC2CapacityReservationFleet to allow Capacity Reservations to create, modify, and cancel Capacity Reservations on your behalf.

To view the permissions for this policy, see AWSServiceRoleForEC2CapacityReservationFleet in the Amazon Web Services Management Console.

Amazon managed policy: AWSEC2FleetServiceRolePolicy

This policy is attached to the service-linked role named AWSServiceRoleForEC2Fleet to allow EC2 Fleet to request, launch, terminate, and tag instances on your behalf. For more information, see Service-linked role for EC2 Fleet.

Amazon managed policy: AWSEC2SpotFleetServiceRolePolicy

This policy is attached to the service-linked role named AWSServiceRoleForEC2SpotFleet to allow Spot Fleet to launch and manage instances on your behalf. For more information, see Service-linked role for Spot Fleet.

Amazon managed policy: AWSEC2SpotServiceRolePolicy

This policy is attached to the service-linked role named AWSServiceRoleForEC2Spot to allow Amazon EC2 to launch and manage Spot Instances on your behalf. For more information, see Service-linked role for Spot Instance requests.

Amazon EC2 updates to Amazon managed policies

View details about updates to Amazon managed policies for Amazon EC2 since this service began tracking these changes.

Change Description Date
Amazon EC2 started tracking changes Amazon EC2 started tracking changes to its Amazon managed policies March 1, 2021