Amazon: Allows enabling and disabling Amazon Regions - Amazon Identity and Access Management
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Amazon: Allows enabling and disabling Amazon Regions

This example shows how you might create an identity-based policy that allows an administrator to enable and disable the Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region (ap-east-1). This policy defines permissions for programmatic and console access. This setting appears in the Account settings page in the Amazon Web Services Management Console. This page includes sensitive account-level information that should be viewed and managed only by account administrators. To use this policy, replace the italicized placeholder text in the example policy with your own information. Then, follow the directions in create a policy or edit a policy.


You cannot enable or disable regions that are enabled by default. You can only include regions that are disabled by default. For more information, see Managing Amazon Regions in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "EnableDisableHongKong", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "account:EnableRegion", "account:DisableRegion" ], "Resource": "*", "Condition": { "StringEquals": {"account:TargetRegion": "ap-east-1"} } }, { "Sid": "ViewConsole", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "account:ListRegions" ], "Resource": "*" } ] }