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Security Modules 0.71.0Last updated in version 0.69.2

A best-practices set of IAM roles for SAML access

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This module can be used to allow users authenticated via external Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) identity providers such as Google, Amazon SSO, Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Okta, and OneLogin to access your AWS accounts (saml-access). This allows you to define each environment (mgmt, stage, prod, etc) in a separate AWS account and to use SAML to assume different roles in each account.

If you're not familiar with IAM concepts, start with the Background Information section as a way to familiarize yourself with the terminology.

Resources Created

This module creates the following IAM roles (all optional):

  • allow-read-only-access-from-saml: Users authenticated by the SAML providers in var.allow_read_only_access_from_saml_provider_arns will get read-only access to all services in this account.

  • allow-billing-access-from-saml: Users authenticated by the SAML providers in var.allow_billing_access_from_saml_provider_arns will get full (read and write) access to the billing details for this account.

  • allow-support-access-from-saml: Users authenticated by the SAML providers in var.allow_support_access_from_saml_provider_arns will get access to AWS support for this account.

  • allow-logs-access-from-saml: Users authenticated by the SAML providers in var.allow_logs_access_from_saml_provider_arns will get read access to the logs in CloudTrail, AWS Config, and CloudWatch for this account. Since CloudTrail logs may be encrypted with a KMS CMK, if var.cloudtrail_kms_key_arn is set, these users will also get permissions to decrypt using this KMS CMK.

  • allow-ssh-grunt-access-from-saml: Users authenticated by the SAML providers in var.allow_ssh_grunt_access_from_saml_provider_arns will get read access to IAM Groups and public SSH keys. This is useful to allow ssh-grunt running on EC2 Instances in other AWS accounts to validate SSH connections against IAM users defined in this AWS account.

  • allow-dev-access-from-saml:Users authenticated by the SAML providers in var.allow_dev_access_from_saml_provider_arns will get full (read and write) access to the services in this account specified in var.dev_permitted_services.

  • allow-full-access-from-saml: Users authenticated by the SAML providers in var.allow_full_access_from_saml_provider_arns will get full (read and write) access to all services in this account.

  • allow-iam-admin-access-from-saml: Users authenticated by the SAML providers in var.allow_iam_admin_access_from_saml_provider_arns will get full IAM (iam:*) access in this account.

  • allow-auto-deploy-access-from-saml: Users authenticated by the SAML providers in var.allow_read_only_access_from_saml_provider_arns will get automated deployment access to all services in this account with the permissions specified in var.auto_deploy_permissions. The main use case is to allow a CI server (e.g. Jenkins) in another AWS account to do automated deployments in this AWS account.

Sample Usage

main.tf

# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# DEPLOY GRUNTWORK'S SAML-IAM-ROLES MODULE
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

module "saml_iam_roles" {

source = "git::git@github.com:gruntwork-io/terraform-aws-security.git//modules/saml-iam-roles?ref=v0.71.0"

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# REQUIRED VARIABLES
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# The ID of the AWS Account.
aws_account_id = <string>

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# OPTIONAL VARIABLES
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# A flag to indicate if auto deploy access will be delegated to SAML
# providers.
allow_auto_deploy_access_from_saml_provider = false

# A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated the auto
# deploy IAM role that has the permissions in var.auto_deploy_permissions.
allow_auto_deploy_from_saml_provider_arns = []

# A flag to indicate if billing access will be delegated to SAML providers.
allow_billing_access_from_saml_provider = false

# A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated full (read
# and write) access to the billing info for this account.
allow_billing_access_from_saml_provider_arns = []

# A flag to indicate if dev access will be delegated to SAML providers.
allow_dev_access_from_saml_provider = false

# A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated full (read
# and write) access to the services in this account specified in
# var.dev_permitted_services.
allow_dev_access_from_saml_provider_arns = []

# A flag to indicate if full access will be delegated to SAML providers.
allow_full_access_from_saml_provider = false

# A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated full (read
# and write) access to this account.
allow_full_access_from_saml_provider_arns = []

# A flag to indicate if IAM admin access will be delegated to SAML providers.
allow_iam_admin_access_from_saml_provider = false

# A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated IAM admin
# access to this account.
allow_iam_admin_access_from_saml_provider_arns = []

# A flag to indicate if logs access will be delegated to SAML providers.
allow_logs_access_from_saml_provider = false

# A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated read access
# to the logs in CloudTrail, AWS Config, and CloudWatch for this account. If
# var.cloudtrail_kms_key_arn is set, the users will also be delegated access
# to decrypt using this KMS CMK.
allow_logs_access_from_saml_provider_arns = []

# A flag to indicate if read only access will be delegated to SAML providers.
allow_read_only_access_from_saml_provider = false

# A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated read-only
# access to this account.
allow_read_only_access_from_saml_provider_arns = []

# A flag to indicate if ssh-grunt access will be delegated to SAML providers.
allow_ssh_grunt_access_from_saml_provider = false

# A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated read access
# to IAM groups and publish SSH keys. This is used for ssh-grunt.
allow_ssh_grunt_access_from_saml_provider_arns = []

# A flag to indicate if AWS support access will be delegated to SAML
# providers.
allow_support_access_from_saml_provider = false

# A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated AWS support
# access for this account.
allow_support_access_from_saml_provider_arns = []

# What to name the auto deploy IAM role
auto_deploy_access_iam_role_name = "allow-auto-deploy-from-saml"

# A list of IAM permissions (e.g. ec2:*) which will be granted for automated
# deployment.
auto_deploy_permissions = []

# What to name the billing access IAM role
billing_access_iam_role_name = "allow-billing-only-access-from-saml"

# The ARN of a KMS CMK used to encrypt CloudTrail logs. If set, the logs IAM
# roles will include permissions to decrypt using this CMK.
cloudtrail_kms_key_arn = null

# What to name the dev access IAM role
dev_access_iam_role_name = "allow-dev-access-from-saml"

# A list of AWS services for which the developers from the accounts in
# var.allow_dev_access_from_other_account_arns will receive full permissions.
# See https://goo.gl/ZyoHlz to find the IAM Service name. For example, to
# grant developers access only to EC2 and Amazon Machine Learning, use the
# value ["ec2","machinelearning"]. Do NOT add iam to the list of services, or
# that will grant Developers de facto admin access.
dev_permitted_services = []

# What to name the full access IAM role
full_access_iam_role_name = "allow-full-access-from-saml"

# What to name the IAM admin access IAM role
iam_admin_access_iam_role_name = "allow-iam-admin-access-from-saml"

# What to name the logs access IAM role
logs_access_iam_role_name = "allow-logs-access-from-saml"

# The maximum allowable session duration, in seconds, for the credentials you
# get when assuming the IAM roles created by this module. This variable
# applies to all IAM roles created by this module that are intended for people
# to use, such as allow-read-only-access-from-saml. For IAM roles that are
# intended for machine users, such as allow-auto-deploy-from-other-accounts,
# see var.max_session_duration_machine_users.
max_session_duration_human_users = 43200

# The maximum allowable session duration, in seconds, for the credentials you
# get when assuming the IAM roles created by this module. This variable
# applies to all IAM roles created by this module that are intended for
# machine users, such as allow-auto-deploy-from-saml. For IAM roles that are
# intended for human users, such as
# allow-read-only-access-from-other-accounts, see
# var.max_session_duration_human_users.
max_session_duration_machine_users = 3600

# What to name the read-only access IAM role
read_only_access_iam_role_name = "allow-read-only-access-from-saml"

# What to name the ssh-grunt access IAM role
ssh_grunt_access_iam_role_name = "allow-ssh-grunt-access-from-saml"

# What to name the support access IAM role
support_access_iam_role_name = "allow-support-access-from-saml"

# A map of tags to apply to the IAM roles.
tags = {}

}


Reference

Required

aws_account_idstringrequired

The ID of the AWS Account.

Optional

A flag to indicate if auto deploy access will be delegated to SAML providers.

false

A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated the auto deploy IAM role that has the permissions in auto_deploy_permissions.

[]
Example
   default = [
"arn:aws:iam::123445678910:role/jenkins"
]

A flag to indicate if billing access will be delegated to SAML providers.

false

A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated full (read and write) access to the billing info for this account.

[]
Example
   default = [
"arn:aws:iam::123445678910:root"
]

A flag to indicate if dev access will be delegated to SAML providers.

false

A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated full (read and write) access to the services in this account specified in dev_permitted_services.

[]
Example
   default = [
"arn:aws:iam::123445678910:root"
]

A flag to indicate if full access will be delegated to SAML providers.

false

A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated full (read and write) access to this account.

[]
Example
   default = [
"arn:aws:iam::123445678910:root"
]

A flag to indicate if IAM admin access will be delegated to SAML providers.

false

A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated IAM admin access to this account.

[]
Example
   default = [
"arn:aws:iam::123445678910:root"
]

A flag to indicate if logs access will be delegated to SAML providers.

false

A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated read access to the logs in CloudTrail, AWS Config, and CloudWatch for this account. If cloudtrail_kms_key_arn is set, the users will also be delegated access to decrypt using this KMS CMK.

[]
Example
   default = [
"arn:aws:iam::123445678910:root"
]

A flag to indicate if read only access will be delegated to SAML providers.

false

A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated read-only access to this account.

[]
Example
   default = [
"arn:aws:iam::123445678910:root"
]

A flag to indicate if ssh-grunt access will be delegated to SAML providers.

false

A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated read access to IAM groups and publish SSH keys. This is used for ssh-grunt.

[]
Example
   default = [
"arn:aws:iam::123445678910:root"
]

A flag to indicate if AWS support access will be delegated to SAML providers.

false

A list of IAM ARNs of Identity Providers that will be delegated AWS support access for this account.

[]
Example
   default = [
"arn:aws:iam::123445678910:root"
]

What to name the auto deploy IAM role

"allow-auto-deploy-from-saml"
auto_deploy_permissionslist(string)optional

A list of IAM permissions (e.g. ec2:*) which will be granted for automated deployment.

[]

What to name the billing access IAM role

"allow-billing-only-access-from-saml"

The ARN of a KMS CMK used to encrypt CloudTrail logs. If set, the logs IAM roles will include permissions to decrypt using this CMK.

null

What to name the dev access IAM role

"allow-dev-access-from-saml"
dev_permitted_serviceslist(string)optional

A list of AWS services for which the developers from the accounts in allow_dev_access_from_other_account_arns will receive full permissions. See https://goo.gl/ZyoHlz to find the IAM Service name. For example, to grant developers access only to EC2 and Amazon Machine Learning, use the value ['ec2','machinelearning']. Do NOT add iam to the list of services, or that will grant Developers de facto admin access.

[]

What to name the full access IAM role

"allow-full-access-from-saml"

What to name the IAM admin access IAM role

"allow-iam-admin-access-from-saml"

What to name the logs access IAM role

"allow-logs-access-from-saml"

The maximum allowable session duration, in seconds, for the credentials you get when assuming the IAM roles created by this module. This variable applies to all IAM roles created by this module that are intended for people to use, such as allow-read-only-access-from-saml. For IAM roles that are intended for machine users, such as allow-auto-deploy-from-other-accounts, see max_session_duration_machine_users.

43200

The maximum allowable session duration, in seconds, for the credentials you get when assuming the IAM roles created by this module. This variable applies to all IAM roles created by this module that are intended for machine users, such as allow-auto-deploy-from-saml. For IAM roles that are intended for human users, such as allow-read-only-access-from-other-accounts, see max_session_duration_human_users.

3600

What to name the read-only access IAM role

"allow-read-only-access-from-saml"

What to name the ssh-grunt access IAM role

"allow-ssh-grunt-access-from-saml"

What to name the support access IAM role

"allow-support-access-from-saml"
tagsmap(string)optional

A map of tags to apply to the IAM roles.

{}