AWSConfigRemediation-DetachIAMPolicy - Amazon Systems Manager Automation runbook reference
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The AWSConfigRemediation-DetachIAMPolicy runbook detaches the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy you specify.

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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 ID of the IAM policy you want to detach.

Required IAM permissions

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

  • ssm:StartAutomationExecution

  • ssm:GetAutomationExecution

  • config:GetResourceConfigHistory

  • config:ListDiscoveredResources

  • iam:DetachGroupPolicy

  • iam:DetachRolePolicy

  • iam:DetachUserPolicy

  • iam:GetPolicy

  • iam:ListEntitiesForPolicy

Document Steps

  • aws:executeScript - Detaches the IAM policy from all resources.