AWSConfigRemediation-EnableELBDeletionProtection - Amazon Systems Manager Automation runbook reference
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The AWSConfigRemediation-EnableELBDeletionProtection runbook enables deletion protection for the elastic load balancer (ELB) you specify.

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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.

  • LoadBalancerArn

    Type: String

    Description: (Required) The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the ELB that you want to enable deletion protection on.

Required IAM permissions

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

  • ssm:StartAutomationExecution

  • ssm:GetAutomationExecution

  • elasticloadbalancing:DescribeLoadBalancerAttributes

  • elasticloadbalancing:DescribeLoadBalancers

  • elasticloadbalancing:ModifyLoadBalancerAttributes

Document Steps

  • aws:executeScript - Enables deletion protection on the ELB you specify in the LoadBalancerArn parameter.