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Finding the right policy in IAM

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While creating a "readonly" user in IAM, I could not find the approriate policy. I was told to click on Policies, search for readonly, then sort the Policy Name column backwards.

But when I search for "ReadOnlyAccess" I expect the exact match (if available) to be the first in the results. Please improve the GUI and make it easy to find the policy. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50998498/create-a-read-only-iam-user-in-aws/50998997#comment128293588_50998997

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Hi Shantanu,

It all depends upon what "Actions" are allowed in the attached policy to the tole. Either you can choose the closest role that is readily available AWS Managed Policy (which closely matches your requirement) or you can tailor a Custom Managed Policy with the appropriate Actions allowed (i.e. Read Only) to specific resources.

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/access_policies_managed-vs-inline.html

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/reference_policies_elements_action.html

answered 2 months ago

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