Custom IAM policy


Hi Community,

assume we have the following policy for an IAM user

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "VisualEditor0",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": "arn:aws:iam::*:user/iot.*"
            "Sid": "VisualEditor1",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": "iam:AddUserToGroup",
            "Resource": "arn:aws:iam::*:group/CUSTOMGROUP"

He should now be able to perform GetUser, CreateUser and CreateAccessKey for all IAM users starting with iot. Second rule should allow him to add IAM user to the Group CUSTOMGROUP

Everything works fine, but I want that the user is only allowed to add other IAM users starting with iot. to the group CUSTOMGROUP How can this be achieved? I was thinking about adding something like

"Condition": {"StringLike": {"iam:user": ["iot.*"]}}

This does not work... any idea if this is possible at all?

1 Answer
Accepted Answer


The action "AddUserToGroup" does not support any condition key. Hence, it is possible to restrict this action on specific username.

Our IAM user guide has a comprehensive listing of each service, and the Access Level required, Resource Types allowed, and Condition Keys that can be used with their actions [1].

However that there is an existing feature request in place for this. As is the case with all feature requests, the internal team takes them seriously and evaluates every request, but we are unable to share any rough ETA for delivering this feature as inclusion of any new feature needs rigorous testing and shall be prioritized along with the team's additional workload. However, any new announcements will be made in our What's New page What's New page [] and our Official Blog [].


answered a year ago
  • excellent and fast feedback, thank you.

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