Identity and Access Management policies manage the resources and actions used by identities. Policies are composed of statements that specify permissions.
Permission for the
iam:policies action is required to interact with policies.
Any user that is part of the
admins team or the
Administrator policy will have this permission.
Otherwise, IAM custom policies can be created to assign this permission.
Chef-managed policies are provided by Chef and are integral to the operation of Chef Automate. The policy statements in Chef-managed policies cannot be changed.
Custom policies are policies that you create for your own needs. You can add, edit, and delete policy statements in your custom policies. Chef Automate ships with two custom policies, Compliance Viewers and Compliance Editors, which you can edit like other custom policies.
Custom policies can only be created using the Policies API.
Navigate to Policies in the Settings tab. Then open the menu at the end of the table row and select Delete Policy.
The policy membership can be changed for both Chef-Managed and Custom policies. The only exception is that the admins team cannot be removed from the Administrator policy.
Adding Members to Policies
To add members to a policy, navigate to Policies in the Settings tab and locate the policy. Navigate to the policy’s detail page and use the Add Members button. Select local users or teams from the list, or use the Add Member Expression button to add API Tokens, and SAML or LDAP users or groups.
Removing Members from Policies
To remove members from a policy, navigate to Policies in the Settings tab and locate the policy. Navigate to the policy’s detail page and select the Members tab. Then locate the member to remove and use the menu at the end of the table row to remove the user.
Changing Policy Details
For custom policies, use the Policies API to change the policy name, statements, and projects.
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