» aws_iam_policy

Provides an IAM policy.

» Example Usage

resource "aws_iam_policy" "policy" {
  name        = "test_policy"
  path        = "/"
  description = "My test policy"

  policy = <<EOF
  "Version": "2012-10-17",
  "Statement": [
      "Action": [
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Resource": "*"

» Argument Reference

The following arguments are supported:

  • description - (Optional, Forces new resource) Description of the IAM policy.
  • name - (Optional, Forces new resource) The name of the policy. If omitted, Terraform will assign a random, unique name.
  • name_prefix - (Optional, Forces new resource) Creates a unique name beginning with the specified prefix. Conflicts with name.
  • path - (Optional, default "/") Path in which to create the policy. See IAM Identifiers for more information.
  • policy - (Required) The policy document. This is a JSON formatted string. For more information about building AWS IAM policy documents with Terraform, see the AWS IAM Policy Document Guide

» Attributes Reference

In addition to all arguments above, the following attributes are exported:

  • id - The policy's ID.
  • arn - The ARN assigned by AWS to this policy.
  • description - The description of the policy.
  • name - The name of the policy.
  • path - The path of the policy in IAM.
  • policy - The policy document.

» Import

IAM Policies can be imported using the arn, e.g.

$ terraform import aws_iam_policy.administrator arn:aws:iam::123456789012:policy/UsersManageOwnCredentials