Posted On: Aug 23, 2022

Amazon Location Service now supports service specific condition keys allowing developers to set access control rules for each individual tracked device and geofence within a collection. This adds an additional layer of security and prevents unauthorized and unintended access while managing devices and geofences. 

Condition keys can be used inside an IAM policy document condition block, providing finer permission control by geofenceID or deviceID. For example, a mobile application developer can now restrict each mobile user to view only the location of their own device and only be able to manage the geofences they created themselves. 

Amazon Location Service is a location-based service that helps developers easily and securely add maps, points of interest, geocoding, routing, tracking, and geofencing to their applications without compromising on data quality, user privacy, or cost. With Amazon Location Service, you retain control of your location data, protecting your privacy and reducing enterprise security risks. Amazon Location Service provides a consistent API across high-quality location-based service data providers (Esri and HERE), all managed through one AWS console.

Amazon Location Service is available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo).

To learn more, visit to the Amazon Location Service Developer Guide.