community.aws.accessanalyzer_validate_policy_info module – Performs validation of IAM policies

Note

This module is part of the community.aws collection (version 5.2.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.aws. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.aws.accessanalyzer_validate_policy_info.

New in community.aws 5.0.0

Synopsis

  • Requests the validation of a policy and returns a list of findings.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.18.0

  • botocore >= 1.21.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_key

aliases: aws_access_key_id, aws_access_key, ec2_access_key

string

AWS access key ID.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The aws_access_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_access_key_id alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_access_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.

The AWS_CA_BUNDLE environment variable may also be used.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

Parameters can be found in the AWS documentation https://botocore.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/config.html#botocore.config.Config.

debug_botocore_endpoint_logs

boolean

Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) "resource:action" API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook.

The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

endpoint_url

aliases: ec2_url, aws_endpoint_url, s3_url

string

URL to connect to instead of the default AWS endpoints. While this can be used to connection to other AWS-compatible services the amazon.aws and community.aws collections are only tested against AWS.

The AWS_URL or EC2_URL environment variables may also be used, in decreasing order of preference.

The ec2_url and s3_url aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_URL environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

locale

string

The locale to use for localizing the findings.

Supported locales include DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, JA, KO, PT_BR, ZH_CN and ZH_TW.

For more information about supported locales see the AWS Documentation https://docs.aws.amazon.com/access-analyzer/latest/APIReference/API_ValidatePolicy.html

Default: "EN"

policy

aliases: policy_document

json / required

A properly json formatted policy.

policy_type

string

The type of policy to validate.

identity policies grant permissions to IAM principals, including both managed and inline policies for IAM roles, users, and groups.

resource policies policies grant permissions on AWS resources, including trust policies for IAM roles and bucket policies for S3 buckets.

Choices:

  • "identity" ← (default)

  • "resource"

  • "service_control"

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

A named AWS profile to use for authentication.

See the AWS documentation for more information about named profiles https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-configure-profiles.html.

The AWS_PROFILE environment variable may also be used.

The profile option is mutually exclusive with the aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token options.

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use.

For global services such as IAM, Route53 and CloudFront, region is ignored.

The AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variables may also be used.

See the Amazon AWS documentation for more information http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region.

The ec2_region alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01

Support for the EC2_REGION environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

resource_type

string

The type of resource to attach to your resource policy.

Ignored unless policy_type=resource.

Supported resource types include AWS::S3::Bucket, AWS::S3::AccessPoint, AWS::S3::MultiRegionAccessPoint and AWS::S3ObjectLambda::AccessPoint

For resource types not supported as valid values, IAM Access Analyzer runs policy checks that apply to all resource policies.

For more information about supported locales see the AWS Documentation https://docs.aws.amazon.com/access-analyzer/latest/APIReference/API_ValidatePolicy.html

results_filter

list / elements=string

Filter the findings and limit them to specific finding types.

Choices:

  • "error"

  • "security"

  • "suggestion"

  • "warning"

secret_key

aliases: aws_secret_access_key, aws_secret_key, ec2_secret_key

string

AWS secret access key.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The secret_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_secret_access_key alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_secret_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

session_token

aliases: aws_session_token, security_token, aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS session token for use with temporary credentials.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SESSION_TOKEN, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The security_token and profile options are mutually exclusive.

Aliases aws_session_token and session_token were added in release 3.2.0, with the parameter being renamed from security_token to session_token in release 6.0.0.

The security_token, aws_security_token, and access_token aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY and AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

validate_certs

boolean

When set to false, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Setting validate_certs=false is strongly discouraged, as an alternative, consider setting aws_ca_bundle instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Caution: For modules, environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘host’ context and not the ‘controller’ context. As such, files may need to be explicitly copied to the ‘host’. For lookup and connection plugins, environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘controller’ context and not the ‘host’ context.

  • The AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses may also read defaults for credentials and other settings, such as the region, from its configuration files in the Ansible ‘host’ context (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

Examples

# Validate a policy
- name: Validate a simple IAM policy
  community.aws.accessanalyzer_validate_policy_info:
    policy: "{{ lookup('template', 'managed_policy.json.j2') }}"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

findings

list / elements=dictionary

The list of findings in a policy returned by IAM Access Analyzer based on its suite of policy checks.

Returned: success

finding_details

string

A localized message describing the finding.

Returned: success

Sample: "Resource ARN does not match the expected ARN format. Update the resource portion of the ARN."

finding_type

string

The severity of the finding.

Returned: success

Sample: "ERROR"

issue_code

string

An identifier for the type of issue found.

Returned: success

Sample: "INVALID_ARN_RESOURCE"

string

A link to additional information about the finding type.

Returned: success

Sample: "https://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/access-analyzer-reference-policy-checks.html"

locations

list / elements=dictionary

The location of the item resulting in the recommendations.

Returned: success

path

list / elements=dictionary

A path in a policy, represented as a sequence of path elements.

Returned: success

Sample: [{"value": "Statement"}, {"index": 0}, {"value": "Resource"}, {"index": 0}]

span

dictionary

Where in the policy the finding refers to.

Note - when using lookups or passing dictionaries to policy the policy string may be converted to a single line of JSON, changing th column, line and offset values.

Returned: success

end

dictionary

The end position of the span.

Returned: success

column

integer

The column of the position, starting from 0.

Returned: success

line

integer

The line of the position, starting from 1.

Returned: success

offset

integer

The offset within the policy that corresponds to the position, starting from 0.

Returned: success

start

dictionary

The start position of the span.

Returned: success

column

integer

The column of the position, starting from 0.

Returned: success

line

integer

The line of the position, starting from 1.

Returned: success

offset

integer

The offset within the policy that corresponds to the position, starting from 0.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Mark Chappell (@tremble)