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Amazon managed policies for Amazon Transfer Family

To add permissions to users, groups, and roles, it is easier to use Amazon managed policies than to write policies yourself. It takes time and expertise to create Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) customer managed policies that provide your team with only the permissions that they need. To get started quickly, you can use our Amazon managed policies. These policies cover common use cases and are available in your Amazon Web Services account. For more information about Amazon managed policies, see Amazon managed policies in the IAM User Guide.

Amazon services maintain and update Amazon managed policies. You can't change the permissions in Amazon managed policies. Services occasionally add additional permissions to an Amazon managed policy to support new features. This type of update affects all identities (users, groups, and roles) where the policy is attached. Services are most likely to update an Amazon managed policy when a new feature is launched or when new operations become available. Services do not remove permissions from an Amazon managed policy, so policy updates won't break your existing permissions.

Additionally, Amazon supports managed policies for job functions that span multiple services. For example, the ReadOnlyAccess Amazon managed policy provides read-only access to all Amazon services and resources. When a service launches a new feature, Amazon adds read-only permissions for new operations and resources. For a list and descriptions of job function policies, see Amazon managed policies for job functions in the IAM User Guide.

Amazon managed policy: AWSTransferLoggingAccessV3

The AWSTransferLoggingAccessV3 policy grants administrative permissions that allow logging of your Amazon Transfer Family server activity to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Therefore, you should attach this policy to a logging role.

Permissions details

This policy includes the following permissions for Amazon CloudWatch Logs.

  • CreateLogStream – Grants permissions for principals to create a log stream.

  • DescribeLogStreams – Grants permissions for principals to list the log streams for the log group.

  • CreateLogGroup – Grants permissions for principals to create log groups.

  • PutLogEvents – Grants permissions for principals to upload a batch of log events to a log stream.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "VisualEditor0", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "logs:CreateLogStream", "logs:DescribeLogStreams", "logs:CreateLogGroup", "logs:PutLogEvents" ], "Resource": "arn:aws-cn:logs:*:*:log-group:/aws/transfer/*" } ] }

Amazon managed policy: AWSTransferConsoleFullAccess

The AWSTransferConsoleFullAccess policy provides full access to Transfer Family through the Amazon Management Console.

Permissions details

This policy includes the following permissions.

  • acm:ListCertificates – Grants permission to retrieve a list of the certificate Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) and the domain name for each ARN.

  • ec2:DescribeAddresses – Grants permission to describe one or more Elastic IP addresses.

  • ec2:DescribeAvailabilityZones – Grants permission to describe one or more of the Availability Zones that are available to you.

  • ec2:DescribeNetworkInterfaces – Grants permission to describe one or more elastic network interfaces.

  • ec2:DescribeSecurityGroups – Grants permission to describe one or more security groups.

  • ec2:DescribeSubnets – Grants permission to describe one or more subnets.

  • ec2:DescribeVpcs – Grants permission to describe one or more virtual private clouds (VPCs).

  • ec2:DescribeVpcEndpoints – Grants permission to describe one or more VPC endpoints.

  • health:DescribeEventAggregates – Returns the number of events of each event type (issue, scheduled change, and account notification).

  • iam:GetPolicyVersion – Grants permission to retrieve information about a version of the specified managed policy, including the policy document.

  • iam:ListPolicies – Grants permission to list all managed policies.

  • iam:ListRoles – Grants permission to list the IAM roles that have the specified path prefix.

  • iam:PassRole – Grants permission to pass an IAM role to Transfer Family. For more details, see Granting a user permissions to pass a role to an Amazon Web Service.

  • route53:ListHostedZones – Grants permission to get a list of the public and private hosted zones that are associated with the current Amazon Web Services account.

  • s3:ListAllMyBuckets – Grants permission to list all buckets owned by the authenticated sender of the request.

  • transfer:* – Grants access to Transfer Family resources. The asterisk (*) grants access to all resources.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": "iam:PassRole", "Resource": "*", "Condition": { "StringEquals": { "iam:PassedToService": "transfer.amazonaws.com" } } }, { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "acm:ListCertificates", "ec2:DescribeAddresses", "ec2:DescribeAvailabilityZones", "ec2:DescribeNetworkInterfaces", "ec2:DescribeSecurityGroups", "ec2:DescribeSubnets", "ec2:DescribeVpcs", "ec2:DescribeVpcEndpoints", "health:DescribeEventAggregates", "iam:GetPolicyVersion", "iam:ListPolicies", "iam:ListRoles", "route53:ListHostedZones", "s3:ListAllMyBuckets", "transfer:*" ], "Resource": "*" } ] }

Amazon managed policy: AWSTransferFullAccess

The AWSTransferFullAccess policy provides full access to Transfer Family services.

Permissions details

This policy includes the following permissions.

  • transfer:* – Grants permission to access Transfer Family resources. The asterisk (*) grants access to all resources.

  • iam:PassRole – Grants permission to pass an IAM role to Transfer Family. For more details, see Granting a user permissions to pass a role to an Amazon Web Service.

  • ec2:DescribeAddresses – Grants permission to describe one or more Elastic IP addresses.

  • ec2:DescribeNetworkInterfaces – Grants permission to describe one or more network interfaces.

  • ec2:DescribeVpcEndpoints – Grants permission to describe one or more VPC endpoints.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": "transfer:*", "Resource": "*" }, { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": "iam:PassRole", "Resource": "*", "Condition": { "StringEquals": { "iam:PassedToService": "transfer.amazonaws.com" } } }, { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "ec2:DescribeVpcEndpoints", "ec2:DescribeNetworkInterfaces", "ec2:DescribeAddresses" ], "Resource": "*" } ] }

Amazon managed policy: AWSTransferReadOnlyAccess

The AWSTransferReadOnlyAccess policy provides read-only access to Transfer Family services.

Permissions details

This policy includes the following permissions for Transfer Family.

  • DescribeUser – Grants permissions for principals to view the descriptions for users.

  • DescribeServer – Grants permissions for principals to view the descriptions for servers.

  • ListUsers – Grants permissions for principals to list users for a server.

  • ListServers – Grants permissions for principals to list the servers for the account.

  • TestIdentityProvider – Grants permissions for principals to test whether the configured identity provider is set up correctly.

  • ListTagsForResource – Grants permissions for principals to list the tags for a resource.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "VisualEditor0", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "transfer:DescribeUser", "transfer:DescribeServer", "transfer:ListUsers", "transfer:ListServers", "transfer:TestIdentityProvider", "transfer:ListTagsForResource" ], "Resource": "*" } ] }

Amazon Transfer Family updates to Amazon managed policies

View details about updates to Amazon managed policies for Amazon Transfer Family since this service began tracking these changes. For automatic alerts about changes to this page, subscribe to the RSS feed on the Document history for Amazon Transfer Family page.

Change Description Date

Documentation update

Added sections for each of the Transfer Family managed policies.

January 27, 2022

AWSTransferReadOnlyAccess – Update to an existing policy

Amazon Transfer Family added new permissions to allow the policy to read Amazon Managed Microsoft AD.

September 30, 2021

AWSTransferLoggingAccessV3 – Update to an existing policy

AWSTransferLoggingAccessV3 differs from AWSTransferLoggingAccessV2 in that it is marked as a service role policy. This marking indicates that it is intended to give permissions to the Amazon Transfer Family service. There is no functional change.

June 15, 2021

AWSTransferLoggingAccessV2 — Deprecated

This policy has been replaced by AWSTransferLoggingAccessV3.

June 15, 2021

Amazon Transfer Family started tracking changes

Amazon Transfer Family started tracking changes for its Amazon managed policies.

June 15, 2021