Registers the resource as managed by the Data Catalog.

To add or update data, Lake Formation needs read/write access to the chosen Amazon S3 path. Choose a role that you know has permission to do this, or choose the AWSServiceRoleForLakeFormationDataAccess service-linked role. When you register the first Amazon S3 path, the service-linked role and a new inline policy are created on your behalf. Lake Formation adds the first path to the inline policy and attaches it to the service-linked role. When you register subsequent paths, Lake Formation adds the path to the existing policy.

The following request registers a new location and gives Lake Formation permission to use the service-linked role to access that location.

ResourceArn = arn:aws:s3:::my-bucket UseServiceLinkedRole = true

If UseServiceLinkedRole is not set to true, you must provide or set the RoleArn :


See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.register_resource(
  • ResourceArn (string) --


    The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the resource that you want to register.

  • UseServiceLinkedRole (boolean) --

    Designates an Identity and Access Management (IAM) service-linked role by registering this role with the Data Catalog. A service-linked role is a unique type of IAM role that is linked directly to Lake Formation.

    For more information, see Using Service-Linked Roles for Lake Formation.

  • RoleArn (string) -- The identifier for the role that registers the resource.
Return type



Response Syntax


Response Structure

  • (dict) --


  • LakeFormation.Client.exceptions.InvalidInputException
  • LakeFormation.Client.exceptions.InternalServiceException
  • LakeFormation.Client.exceptions.OperationTimeoutException
  • LakeFormation.Client.exceptions.AlreadyExistsException
  • LakeFormation.Client.exceptions.EntityNotFoundException
  • LakeFormation.Client.exceptions.ResourceNumberLimitExceededException
  • LakeFormation.Client.exceptions.AccessDeniedException