How can I use EventBridge to submit a scheduled Batch job without specifying the latest job definition revision?



I'm trying use EventBridge to schedule Batch submissions. However, I'm getting this error:

"User: arn:aws:sts::[account ID]:assumed-role/[IAM Batch invoker role] is not authorized to perform: batch:SubmitJob on resource: arn:aws:batch:[account ID]:job-definition/[job definition name]"

The invoker role's permissions are as follows:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": "batch:SubmitJob",
            "Resource": [
                "arn:aws:batch:[account ID]:job-definition/[job definition name]:*",
                "arn:aws:batch:[account ID]:job/[job name]",
                "arn:aws:batch:[account ID]:job-queue/[job queue name]"

For whatever reason, the rules work fine if I list the most recent job revision as the rule's target (i.e., arn:aws:batch:[account ID]:job-definition/[job definition name]:235). However, if I don't list the most recent revision number, I get the above error. My team updates this job definition frequently and I'm trying to make several rules like this, so manually changing the revision number every time isn't a good option. The rules also work if I just use "Resource": "*" for permissions, but this security policy is unacceptably broad for my organization. Is there a way I can get rules like this to work without listing the revision number?

asked a year ago496 views
1 Answer


The job definition value can be one of

  • name,
  • name:revision. Without a revision the latest active revision is used
  • or the ARN for the job definition

Could you try this policy?

"Resource": [ "arn:aws:batch:region:account-number:job-definition/[job definition name]", "arn:aws:batch:region:account-number:job-definition/[job definition name]:*", "arn:aws:batch:region:account-number:job-queue/[job queue name]" ]

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answered a year ago

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