AWSConfigRemediation-DeleteUnusedIAMPolicy - Amazon Systems Manager Automation runbook reference
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The AWSConfigRemediation-DeleteUnusedIAMPolicy runbook deletes an Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy that is not attached to any users, groups, or roles.

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  • AutomationAssumeRole

    Type: String

    Allowed values: ^arn:(?:aws|aws-us-gov|aws-cn):iam::\d{12}:role\/[\w+=,.@/-]+$

    Description: (Required) The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that allows Systems Manager Automation to perform the actions on your behalf.

  • IAMResourceId

    Type: String

    Description: (Required) The resource identifier of the IAM policy that you want to delete.

Required IAM permissions

The AutomationAssumeRole parameter requires the following actions to successfully use the runbook.

  • ssm:StartAutomationExecution

  • ssm:GetAutomationExecution

  • config:GetResourceConfigHistory

  • config:ListDiscoveredResources

  • iam:DeletePolicy

  • iam:DeletePolicyVersion

  • iam:GetPolicy

  • iam:ListEntitiesForPolicy

  • iam:ListPolicyVersions

Document Steps

  • aws:executeScript - Deletes the policy you specify in the IAMResourceId parameter, and verifies the policy was deleted.