AWSConfigRemediation-DeleteIAMRole - Amazon Systems Manager Automation runbook reference
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The AWSConfigRemediation-DeleteIAMRole runbook deletes the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) role you specify. This automation does not delete instance profiles associated with the IAM role, or service-linked roles.

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  • AutomationAssumeRole

    Type: String

    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.

  • IAMRoleID

    Type: String

    Description: (Required) The ID of the IAM role you want to delete.

Required IAM permissions

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

  • ssm:StartAutomationExecution

  • ssm:GetAutomationExecution

  • iam:DeleteRole

  • iam:DeleteRolePolicy

  • iam:GetRole

  • iam:ListAttachedRolePolicies

  • iam:ListInstanceProfilesForRole

  • iam:ListRolePolicies

  • iam:ListRoles

  • iam:RemoveRoleFromInstanceProfile

Document Steps

  • aws:executeScript - Gathers the name of the IAM role you specify in the IAMRoleID parameter.

  • aws:executeScript - Gathers policies and instance profiles associated with the IAM role.

  • aws:executeScript - Deletes attached policies.

  • aws:executeScript - Deletes the IAM role and verifies the role has been deleted.