API Permissions Reference - Amazon S3 Glacier
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API Permissions Reference

When you are setting up How Amazon S3 Glacier works with IAM and writing a permissions policy that you can attach to an IAM identity (identity-based policies) or a resource (resource-based policies), you can use the following table as a reference. The table lists each S3 Glacier API operation, the corresponding actions for which you can grant permissions to perform the action, and the Amazon resource for which you can grant the permissions.

You specify the actions in the policy's Action element, and you specify the resource value in the policy's Resource element. Also, you can use the IAM policy language Condition element to specify when a policy should take effect.

To specify an action, use the glacier: prefix followed by the API operation name (for example, glacier:CreateVault). For most S3 Glacier actions, Resource is the vault on which you want to grant the permissions. You specify a vault as the Resource value by using the vault ARN. To express conditions, you use predefined condition keys. For more information, see Resource-based policies within S3 Glacier.

The following table lists actions that can be used with identity-based policies and resource-based policies.


Some actions can only be used with identity-based policies. These actions are marked by an asterisk (*) after the name of the API operation in the first column.

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