IAM permissions boundary

Providing IAM permissions boundary

A permissions boundary is an advanced AWS IAM feature in which the maximum permissions that an identity-based policy can grant to an IAM entity have been set; where those entities are either users or roles. When a permissions boundary is set for an entity, that entity can only perform the actions that are allowed by both its identity-based policies and its permissions boundaries.

You can provide your permissions boundary so that all identity-based entities created by eksctl are created within that boundary. This example demonstrates how a permissions boundary can be provided to the various identity-based entities that are created by eksctl:

apiVersion: eksctl.io/v1alpha5
kind: ClusterConfig

  name: cluster-17
  region: us-west-2

  withOIDC: true
  serviceRolePermissionsBoundary: "arn:aws:iam:11111:policy/entity/boundary"
  fargatePodExecutionRolePermissionsBoundary: "arn:aws:iam::11111:policy/entity/boundary"
    - metadata:
        name: s3-reader
      - "arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonS3ReadOnlyAccess"
      permissionsBoundary: "arn:aws:iam::11111:policy/entity/boundary"

  - name: "ng-1"
    desiredCapacity: 1
      instanceRolePermissionsBoundary: "arn:aws:iam::11111:policy/entity/boundary"

Important: it is not possible to provide both a role ARN and a permissions boundary