Sending and receiving Amazon EventBridge events between Amazon accounts - Amazon EventBridge
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Sending and receiving Amazon EventBridge events between Amazon accounts

You can configure EventBridge to send and receive events between event buses in Amazon accounts. When you configure EventBridge to send or receive events between accounts, you can specify which Amazon accounts can send events to or receive events from the event bus in your account. You can also allow or deny events from specific rules associated with the event bus, or events from specific sources. For more information, see Simplifying cross-account access with Amazon EventBridge resource policies


If you use Amazon Organizations, you can specify an organization and grant access to all accounts in that organization. In addition, the sending event bus must have IAM roles attached to them when sending events to another account. For more information, see What is Amazon Organizations in the Amazon Organizations User Guide.


If you're using an Incident Manager response plan as a target, all the response plans that are shared with your account are available by default.

You can send and receive events between event buses in Amazon accounts within the same Region in all Regions and between accounts in different Regions as long as the destination Region is a supported cross-Region destination Region.

The steps to configure EventBridge to send events to or receive events from an event bus in a different account include the following:

  • On the receiver account, edit the permissions on an event bus to allow specified Amazon accounts, an organization, or all Amazon accounts to send events to the receiver account.

  • On the sender account, set up one or more rules that have the receiver account's event bus as the target.

    If the sender account inherits permissions to send events from an Amazon Organization, the sender account also must have an IAM role with policies that enable it to send events to the receiver account. If you use the Amazon Web Services Management Console to create the rule that targets the event bus in the receiver account, the role is created automatically. If you use the Amazon CLI, you must create the role manually.

  • On the receiver account, set up one or more rules that match events that come from the sender account.

Events sent from one account to another are charged to the sending account as custom events. The receiving account is not charged. For more information, see Amazon EventBridge Pricing.

If a receiver account sets up a rule that sends events received from a sender account on to a third account, these events are not sent to the third account.

The following video covers routing events between accounts:

Grant permissions to allow events from other Amazon accounts

To receive events from other accounts or organizations, you must first edit the permissions on the event bus where you intend to receive events. The default event bus accepts events from Amazon services, other authorized Amazon accounts, and PutEvents calls. The permissions for an event bus are granted or denied using a resource-based policy attached to the event bus. In the policy, you can grant permissions to other Amazon accounts using the account ID, or to an Amazon organization using the organization ID. To learn more about event bus permissions, including example policies, see Permissions for Amazon EventBridge event buses.


EventBridge now requires all new cross account event bus targets to add IAM roles. This only applies to event bus targets created after March 2, 2023. Applications created without an IAM role before that date are not effected. However, we recommend adding IAM roles to grant users access to resources in another account, as this ensures organization boundaries using Service Control Policies (SCPs) are applied to determine who can send and receive events from accounts in your organization.


If you choose to receive events from all Amazon accounts, be careful to create rules that match only the events to receive from others. To create more secure rules, make sure that the event pattern for each rule contains an Account field with the account IDs of one or more accounts from which to receive events. Rules that have an event pattern containing an Account field do not match events sent from accounts that are not listed in the Account field. For more information, see Amazon EventBridge events.

Rules for events between Amazon accounts

If your account is set up to receive events from event buses in other Amazon accounts, you can write rules that match those events. Set the event pattern of the rule to match the events you are receiving from event buses in the other account.

Unless you specify account in the event pattern of a rule, any of your account's rules, both new and existing, that match events you receive from event buses in other accounts trigger based on those events. If you are receiving events from event buses in another account, and you want a rule to trigger only on that event pattern when it is generated from your own account, you must add account and specify your own account ID to the event pattern of the rule.

If you set up your Amazon account to accept events from event buses in all Amazon accounts, we strongly recommend that you add account to every EventBridge rule in your account. This prevents rules in your account from triggering on events from unknown Amazon accounts. When you specify the account field in the rule, you can specify the account IDs of more than one Amazon account in the field.

To have a rule trigger on a matching event from any event buses in Amazon account that you have granted permissions to, do not specify * in the account field of the rule. Doing so would not match any events, because * never appears in the account field of an event. Instead, just omit the account field from the rule.

To create a rule that sends events to a different Amazon account using the console
  1. Open the Amazon EventBridge console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Rules.

  3. Choose Create rule.

  4. Enter a name and description for the rule.

    A rule can't have the same name as another rule in the same Region and on the same event bus.

  5. For Event bus, choose the event bus that you want to associate with this rule. If you want this rule to match events that come from your account, select Amazon default event bus. When an Amazon service in your account emits an event, it always goes to your account’s default event bus.

  6. For Rule type, choose Rule with an event pattern.

  7. Choose Next.

  8. For Event source, choose Amazon services.

  9. (Optional) For Sample events, choose the type of event.

  10. For Event pattern, do one the following:

    • To use a template to create your event pattern, choose Event pattern form and choose the Event source and Event type. If you choose All Events as the event type, all events emitted by this Amazon service will match the rule.

      To customize the template, choose Custom pattern (JSON editor) and make your changes.

    • To use a custom event pattern, choose Custom pattern (JSON editor) and create your event pattern.

  11. Choose Next.

  12. For Target types, choose EventBridge event bus and choose Event bus in another Amazon account or Region.

  13. Enter the ARN of the event bus to use as the target.

  14. For many target types, EventBridge needs permissions to send events to the target. In these cases, EventBridge can create the IAM role needed for your rule to run. Do one of the following:

    • To create an IAM role automatically, choose Create a new role for this specific resource.

    • To use an IAM role that you created earlier, choose Use existing role and select the existing role from the drop-down list.

  15. (Optional) For Additional settings, do the following:

    1. For Dead-letter queue, choose whether to use a standard Amazon SQS queue as a dead-letter queue. EventBridge sends events that match this rule to the dead-letter queue if they are not successfully delivered to the target. Do one of the following:

      • Choose None to not use a dead-letter queue.

      • Choose Select an Amazon SQS queue in the current Amazon account to use as the dead-letter queue and then select the queue to use from the drop-down list.

      • Choose Select an Amazon SQS queue in an other Amazon account as a dead-letter queue and then enter the ARN of the queue to use. You must attach a resource-based policy to the queue that grants EventBridge permission to send messages to it. For more information, see Granting permissions to the dead-letter queue.

  16. (Optional) Choose Add another target to add another target for this rule.

  17. Choose Next.

  18. (Optional) Enter one or more tags for the rule. For more information, see Amazon EventBridge tags.

  19. Choose Next.

  20. Review the details of the rule and choose Create rule.