community.aws.iam_policy module – Manage inline IAM policies for users, groups, and roles

Note

This module is part of the community.aws collection (version 3.2.1).

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.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.16.0

  • botocore >= 1.19.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aws_access_key

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key

string

AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_access_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

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

Not used by boto 2 based modules.

Note: The CA Bundle is read ‘module’ side and may need to be explicitly copied from the controller if not run locally.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

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

Only the ‘user_agent’ key is used for boto modules. See http://boto.cloudhackers.com/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html#boto for more boto configuration.

aws_secret_key

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key

string

AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_secret_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

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:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

ec2_url

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_url

string

URL to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.

iam_name

string / required

Name of IAM resource you wish to target for policy actions. In other words, the user name, group name or role name.

iam_type

string / required

Type of IAM resource.

Choices:

  • user

  • group

  • role

policy_document

string

The path to the properly json formatted policy file.

Mutually exclusive with policy_json.

This option has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2022-06-01. The existing behavior can be reproduced by using the policy_json option and reading the file using the lookup plugin.

policy_json

json

A properly json formatted policy as string.

Mutually exclusive with policy_document.

See https://github.com/ansible/ansible/issues/7005#issuecomment-42894813 on how to use it properly.

policy_name

string / required

The name label for the policy to create or remove.

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

Using profile will override aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token and support for passing them at the same time as profile has been deprecated.

aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token will be made mutually exclusive with profile after 2022-06-01.

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

security_token

aliases: aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the security_token and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

skip_duplicates

boolean

When skip_duplicates=true the module looks for any policies that match the document you pass in. If there is a match it will not make a new policy object with the same rules.

The current default is true. However, this behavior can be confusing and as such the default will change to false in a release after 2022-06-01. To maintain the existing behavior explicitly set skip_duplicates=true.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

state

string

Whether to create or delete the IAM policy.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

validate_certs

boolean

When set to “no”, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_PROFILE or AWS_DEFAULT_PROFILE, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION, AWS_CA_BUNDLE

  • When no credentials are explicitly provided the AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses will fall back to its configuration files (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

  • Modules based on the original AWS SDK (boto) may read their default configuration from different files. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html for more information.

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be defined in the configuration files.

Examples

# Create a policy with the name of 'Admin' to the group 'administrators'
- name: Assign a policy called Admin to the administrators group
  community.aws.iam_policy:
    iam_type: group
    iam_name: administrators
    policy_name: Admin
    state: present
    policy_document: admin_policy.json

# Advanced example, create two new groups and add a READ-ONLY policy to both
# groups.
- name: Create Two Groups, Mario and Luigi
  community.aws.iam:
    iam_type: group
    name: "{{ item }}"
    state: present
  loop:
     - Mario
     - Luigi
  register: new_groups

- name: Apply READ-ONLY policy to new groups that have been recently created
  community.aws.iam_policy:
    iam_type: group
    iam_name: "{{ item.created_group.group_name }}"
    policy_name: "READ-ONLY"
    policy_document: readonlypolicy.json
    state: present
  loop: "{{ new_groups.results }}"

# Create a new S3 policy with prefix per user
- name: Create S3 policy from template
  community.aws.iam_policy:
    iam_type: user
    iam_name: "{{ item.user }}"
    policy_name: "s3_limited_access_{{ item.prefix }}"
    state: present
    policy_json: " {{ lookup( 'template', 's3_policy.json.j2') }} "
    loop:
      - user: s3_user
        prefix: s3_user_prefix

Authors

  • Jonathan I. Davila (@defionscode)

  • Dennis Podkovyrin (@sbj-ss)