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Amazon managed policies for WorkSpaces

Using Amazon managed policies makes adding permissions to users, groups, and roles easier than writing policies yourself. It takes time and expertise to create IAM customer managed policies that provide your team with only the permissions they need. Use Amazon managed policies to get started quickly. These policies cover common use cases and are available in your Amazon 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 may 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 don't 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: AmazonWorkSpacesAdmin

This policy provides access to Amazon WorkSpaces administrative actions. It provides the following permissions:

  • workspaces - Allows access to perform administrative actions on WorkSpaces resources.

  • kms - Allows access to list and describe KMS keys, as well as list aliases.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "kms:DescribeKey", "kms:ListAliases", "kms:ListKeys", "workspaces:CreateTags", "workspaces:CreateWorkspaces", "workspaces:CreateWorkspaceImage", "workspaces:DeleteTags", "workspaces:DescribeTags", "workspaces:DescribeWorkspaceBundles", "workspaces:DescribeWorkspaceDirectories", "workspaces:DescribeWorkspaces", "workspaces:DescribeWorkspacesConnectionStatus", "workspaces:ModifyWorkspaceProperties", "workspaces:ModifySamlProperties", "workspaces:RebootWorkspaces", "workspaces:RebuildWorkspaces", "workspaces:StartWorkspaces", "workspaces:StopWorkspaces", "workspaces:TerminateWorkspaces" ], "Resource": "*" } ] }

Amazon managed policy: AmazonWorkSpacesServiceAccess

This policy provides customer account access to the Amazon WorkSpaces service for launching a WorkSpace. It is included in the workspaces_DefaultRole role, and it provides the following permissions:

  • ec2 - Allows access to manage Amazon EC2 resources associated with a WorkSpace, such as network interfaces.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Action": [ "ec2:CreateNetworkInterface", "ec2:DeleteNetworkInterface", "ec2:DescribeNetworkInterfaces" ], "Effect": "Allow", "Resource": "*" } ] }

Amazon managed policy: AmazonWorkSpacesSelfServiceAccess

This policy provides access to the Amazon WorkSpaces service to perform WorkSpaces self-service actions initiated by a user. It is included in the workspaces_DefaultRole role, and it provides the following permissions:

  • workspaces - Allows access to self-service WorkSpaces management capabilities for users.

{ "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Action": [ "workspaces:RebootWorkspaces", "workspaces:RebuildWorkspaces", "workspaces:ModifyWorkspaceProperties" ], "Effect": "Allow", "Resource": "*" } ] }

WorkSpaces updates to Amazon managed policies

View details about updates to Amazon managed policies for WorkSpaces since this service began tracking these changes.

Change Description Date
WorkSpaces started tracking changes WorkSpaces started tracking changes for its WorkSpaces managed policies. March 1, 2021