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Minimum IAM policies

This document describes the minimum IAM policies needed to run the main use cases of eksctl. These are the ones used to run the integration tests.

Note: remember to replace <account_id> with your own.

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An AWS Managed Policy is created and administered by AWS. You cannot change the permissions defined in AWS managed policies.

AmazonEC2FullAccess (AWS Managed Policy)

{
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
        {
            "Action": "ec2:*",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Resource": "*"
        },
        {
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": "elasticloadbalancing:*",
            "Resource": "*"
        },
        {
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": "cloudwatch:*",
            "Resource": "*"
        },
        {
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": "autoscaling:*",
            "Resource": "*"
        },
        {
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": "iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole",
            "Resource": "*",
            "Condition": {
                "StringEquals": {
                    "iam:AWSServiceName": [
                        "autoscaling.amazonaws.com",
                        "ec2scheduled.amazonaws.com",
                        "elasticloadbalancing.amazonaws.com",
                        "spot.amazonaws.com",
                        "spotfleet.amazonaws.com",
                        "transitgateway.amazonaws.com"
                    ]
                }
            }
        }
    ]
}

AWSCloudFormationFullAccess (AWS Managed Policy)

{
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
        {
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
                "cloudformation:*"
            ],
            "Resource": "*"
        }
    ]
}

EksAllAccess

{
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
        {
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": "eks:*",
            "Resource": "*"
        },
        {
            "Action": [
                "ssm:GetParameter",
                "ssm:GetParameters"
            ],
            "Resource": [
                "arn:aws:ssm:*:<account_id>:parameter/aws/*",
                "arn:aws:ssm:*::parameter/aws/*"
            ],
            "Effect": "Allow"
        },
        {
             "Action": [
               "kms:CreateGrant",
               "kms:DescribeKey"
             ],
             "Resource": "*",
             "Effect": "Allow"
        },
        {
             "Action": [
               "logs:PutRetentionPolicy"
             ],
             "Resource": "*",
             "Effect": "Allow"
        }        
    ]
}

IamLimitedAccess

{
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
        {
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
                "iam:CreateInstanceProfile",
                "iam:DeleteInstanceProfile",
                "iam:GetInstanceProfile",
                "iam:RemoveRoleFromInstanceProfile",
                "iam:GetRole",
                "iam:CreateRole",
                "iam:DeleteRole",
                "iam:AttachRolePolicy",
                "iam:PutRolePolicy",
                "iam:ListInstanceProfiles",
                "iam:AddRoleToInstanceProfile",
                "iam:ListInstanceProfilesForRole",
                "iam:PassRole",
                "iam:DetachRolePolicy",
                "iam:DeleteRolePolicy",
                "iam:GetRolePolicy",
                "iam:GetOpenIDConnectProvider",
                "iam:CreateOpenIDConnectProvider",
                "iam:DeleteOpenIDConnectProvider",
                "iam:TagOpenIDConnectProvider",
                "iam:ListAttachedRolePolicies",
                "iam:TagRole",
                "iam:GetPolicy",
                "iam:CreatePolicy",
                "iam:DeletePolicy",
                "iam:ListPolicyVersions"
            ],
            "Resource": [
                "arn:aws:iam::<account_id>:instance-profile/eksctl-*",
                "arn:aws:iam::<account_id>:role/eksctl-*",
                "arn:aws:iam::<account_id>:policy/eksctl-*",
                "arn:aws:iam::<account_id>:oidc-provider/*",
                "arn:aws:iam::<account_id>:role/aws-service-role/eks-nodegroup.amazonaws.com/AWSServiceRoleForAmazonEKSNodegroup",
                "arn:aws:iam::<account_id>:role/eksctl-managed-*"
            ]
        },
        {
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
                "iam:GetRole"
            ],
            "Resource": [
                "arn:aws:iam::<account_id>:role/*"
            ]
        },
        {
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
                "iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole"
            ],
            "Resource": "*",
            "Condition": {
                "StringEquals": {
                    "iam:AWSServiceName": [
                        "eks.amazonaws.com",
                        "eks-nodegroup.amazonaws.com",
                        "eks-fargate.amazonaws.com"
                    ]
                }
            }
        }
    ]
}

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