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How to grant users read only permission to Athena


My understanding is that the IAM action "athena:StartQueryExecution" is required to permit SQL queries to be run in Athena. However, it's still possible to perform INSERT INTO statements.

Is there a way to restrict access to Athena and only allow read-only queries?

asked 2 years ago662 views
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Yes, it's possible if you use Lake Formation to grant access to your Athena users or roles. When you grant access to tables, just grant as SELECT only access previlages.

answered 2 years ago

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