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AWS IAM is failing with missing permissions that are unrecognized by AWS


A developer on our team is trying to view AWS CloudFront caching stats ( and and is getting IAM permissions errors saying that he doesn't have cloudfront:GetPopularURLs and cloudfront:ListCacheStatsDataPointSeries permissions. I'm trying to give him access, but these IAM permissions don't exist in the IAM UI (see screenshots below). How can that be? Enter image description here

1 Answers

Some actions are not supported in the Visual Editor. But you can get past that by adding those action using the JSON tab or pasting a JSON policy document. A policy like the following works though it would show the error "Unrecognised Actions" in Policy summary

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "VisualEditor0",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": "*"
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