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Create Trust Relationship between an AWS Federated Role and an AWS Chained Role

Create a new Chained Role in the AWS Truster Account

1. Go to the IAM console

Go to the IAM console in your AWS Account and select Roles from the left-side column.

2. Create role

Click on Create Role and select Another AWS account as the type of trusted entity; then, specify the Account ID (i.e. the Account Number) of the AWS Account that contains the Federated Role that will assume the Truster Role that you're creating.

The Trust Policy associated to the newly created AWS Chained Role should look as follows.

  "Version": "2012-10-17",
  "Statement": [
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Principal": {
        "AWS": "arn:aws:iam::111122223333:root"
      "Action": "sts:AssumeRole",
      "Condition": {}

In this Trust Policy 111122223333 corresponds to the AWS Federated Account's Account ID, specified in the AWS Chained Role's creation wizard.

As you can see, the Principal attribute's value is arn:aws:iam::111122223333:root; this value makes every IAM entity, inside the 111122223333 account, able to assume the AWS Chained Role.

If you want to restrict access to a specific AWS IAM Role/User in the AWS Federated Account, you should specify the AWS IAM Role/User ARN as the Principal attribute's value.

3. Allow Programmatic and AWS Management Console access

Select Allow programmatic and AWS Management Console access and click on Next: Permissions button.

4. Add policy

Select the policy you want to attach to the newly created Role, e.g. AdministratorAccess. Then, click Next: Tags button.

5. Tags definition

Add any tag you want if you need to. Then click Next: Review

6. Name the role

Assign a name to the Role and click Create Role.

Edit an existing role

Go to the IAM console in your AWS Account and select Roles from the left-side column.

1. Select the role you want to edit

From the list of Roles, find the Role you want to edit and click on its Role name. A summary of the role will be displayed.

2. Edit trust relationships

In the Role’s summary, click on the “Trust relationships” tab. Click on Edit trust relationship, and you're able to modify it.

3. Update Trust Policy

Click on “Update Trust Policy” to save changes.

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