Actions, resources, and condition keys for Amazon CloudTrail - Service Authorization Reference
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Actions, resources, and condition keys for Amazon CloudTrail

Amazon CloudTrail (service prefix: cloudtrail) provides the following service-specific resources, actions, and condition context keys for use in IAM permission policies.

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Actions defined by Amazon CloudTrail

You can specify the following actions in the Action element of an IAM policy statement. Use policies to grant permissions to perform an operation in Amazon. When you use an action in a policy, you usually allow or deny access to the API operation or CLI command with the same name. However, in some cases, a single action controls access to more than one operation. Alternatively, some operations require several different actions.

The Resource types column indicates whether each action supports resource-level permissions. If there is no value for this column, you must specify all resources ("*") in the Resource element of your policy statement. If the column includes a resource type, then you can specify an ARN of that type in a statement with that action. Required resources are indicated in the table with an asterisk (*). If you specify a resource-level permission ARN in a statement using this action, then it must be of this type. Some actions support multiple resource types. If the resource type is optional (not indicated as required), then you can choose to use one but not the other.

For details about the columns in the following table, see Actions table.

Actions Description Access level Resource types (*required) Condition keys Dependent actions
AddTags Grants permission to add one or more tags to a trail or event data store, up to a limit of 50 Tagging

eventdatastore

trail

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CancelQuery Grants permission to cancel a running query Write

eventdatastore*

CreateEventDataStore Grants permission to create an event data store Write

eventdatastore*

cloudtrail:AddTags

iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole

iam:GetRole

kms:Decrypt

kms:GenerateDataKey

organizations:ListAWSServiceAccessForOrganization

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

CreateServiceLinkedChannel [permission only] Grants permission to create a service-linked channel that specifies the settings for delivery of log data to an Amazon service Write

channel*

CreateTrail Grants permission to create a trail that specifies the settings for delivery of log data to an Amazon S3 bucket Write

trail*

cloudtrail:AddTags

iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole

iam:GetRole

organizations:ListAWSServiceAccessForOrganization

aws:RequestTag/${TagKey}

aws:TagKeys

DeleteEventDataStore Grants permission to delete an event data store Write

eventdatastore*

DeleteServiceLinkedChannel [permission only] Grants permission to delete a service-linked channel Write

channel*

DeleteTrail Grants permission to delete a trail Write

trail*

DeregisterOrganizationDelegatedAdmin Grants permission to deregister an Amazon Organizations member account as a delegated administrator Write

organizations:DeregisterDelegatedAdministrator

organizations:ListAWSServiceAccessForOrganization

DescribeQuery Grants permission to list details for the query Read

eventdatastore*

DescribeTrails Grants permission to list settings for the trails associated with the current region for your account Read
GetChannel Grants permission to return information about a specific channel Read

channel*

GetEventDataStore Grants permission to list settings for the event data store Read

eventdatastore*

GetEventSelectors Grants permission to list settings for event selectors configured for a trail Read

trail*

GetImport Grants permission to return information about a specific import Read
GetInsightSelectors Grants permission to list CloudTrail Insights selectors that are configured for a trail Read

trail*

GetQueryResults Grants permission to fetch results of a complete query Read

eventdatastore*

kms:Decrypt

kms:GenerateDataKey

GetServiceLinkedChannel [permission only] Grants permission to list settings for the service-linked channel Read

channel*

GetTrail Grants permission to list settings for the trail Read

trail*

GetTrailStatus Grants permission to retrieve a JSON-formatted list of information about the specified trail Read

trail*

ListChannels Grants permission to list the channels in the current account, and their source names List
ListEventDataStores Grants permission to list event data stores associated with the current region for your account List
ListImportFailures Grants permission to return a list of failures for the specified import Read
ListImports Grants permission to return information on all imports, or a select set of imports by ImportStatus or Destination List
ListPublicKeys Grants permission to list the public keys whose private keys were used to sign trail digest files within a specified time range Read
ListQueries Grants permission to list queries associated with an event data store List

eventdatastore*

ListServiceLinkedChannels [permission only] Grants permission to list service-linked channels associated with the current region for a specified account List
ListTags Grants permission to list the tags for trails or event data stores in the current region Read

eventdatastore

trail

ListTrails Grants permission to list trails associated with the current region for your account List
LookupEvents Grants permission to look up API activity events captured by CloudTrail that create, update, or delete resources in your account Read
PutEventSelectors Grants permission to create and update event selectors for a trail Write

trail*

PutInsightSelectors Grants permission to create and update CloudTrail Insights selectors for a trail Write

trail*

RegisterOrganizationDelegatedAdmin Grants permission to register an Amazon Organizations member account as a delegated administrator Write

iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole

iam:GetRole

organizations:ListAWSServiceAccessForOrganization

organizations:RegisterDelegatedAdministrator

RemoveTags Grants permission to remove tags from a trail Tagging

eventdatastore

trail

aws:TagKeys

RestoreEventDataStore Grants permission to restore an event data store Write

eventdatastore*

StartImport Grants permission to start an import of logged trail events from a source S3 bucket to a destination event data store Write
StartLogging Grants permission to start the recording of Amazon API calls and log file delivery for a trail Write

trail*

StartQuery Grants permission to start a new query on a specified event data store Write

eventdatastore*

kms:Decrypt

kms:GenerateDataKey

StopImport Grants permission to stop a specified import Write
StopLogging Grants permission to stop the recording of Amazon API calls and log file delivery for a trail Write

trail*

UpdateEventDataStore Grants permission to update an event data store Write

eventdatastore*

iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole

iam:GetRole

kms:Decrypt

kms:GenerateDataKey

organizations:ListAWSServiceAccessForOrganization

UpdateServiceLinkedChannel [permission only] Grants permission to update the settings that specify delivery of log files Write

channel*

UpdateTrail Grants permission to update the settings that specify delivery of log files Write

trail*

iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole

iam:GetRole

organizations:ListAWSServiceAccessForOrganization

Resource types defined by Amazon CloudTrail

The following resource types are defined by this service and can be used in the Resource element of IAM permission policy statements. Each action in the Actions table identifies the resource types that can be specified with that action. A resource type can also define which condition keys you can include in a policy. These keys are displayed in the last column of the table. For details about the columns in the following table, see Resource types table.

Note

For policies that control access to CloudTrail actions, the Resource element is always set to "*". For information about using resource ARNs in an IAM policy, see How Amazon CloudTrail works with IAM in the Amazon CloudTrail User Guide.

Resource types ARN Condition keys
trail arn:${Partition}:cloudtrail:${Region}:${Account}:trail/${TrailName}
eventdatastore arn:${Partition}:cloudtrail:${Region}:${Account}:eventdatastore/${EventDataStoreId}

aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey}

channel arn:${Partition}:cloudtrail:${Region}:${Account}:channel/${ChannelId}

Condition keys for Amazon CloudTrail

Amazon CloudTrail defines the following condition keys that can be used in the Condition element of an IAM policy. You can use these keys to further refine the conditions under which the policy statement applies. For details about the columns in the following table, see Condition keys table.

To view the global condition keys that are available to all services, see Available global condition keys.

Condition keys Description Type
aws:RequestTag/${TagKey} Filters access by a tag's key and value in a request String
aws:ResourceTag/${TagKey} Filters actions based on the presence of tag key-value pairs in the request String
aws:TagKeys Filters access by the tag keys in a request ArrayOfString