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API Reference (API Version 2010-05-08)

ListPolicies

Lists all the managed policies that are available in your AWS account, including your own customer-defined managed policies and all AWS managed policies.

You can filter the list of policies that is returned using the optional OnlyAttached, Scope, and PathPrefix parameters. For example, to list only the customer managed policies in your AWS account, set Scope to Local. To list only AWS managed policies, set Scope to AWS.

You can paginate the results using the MaxItems and Marker parameters.

For more information about managed policies, see Managed Policies and Inline Policies in the IAM User Guide.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

Marker

Use this parameter only when paginating results and only after you receive a response indicating that the results are truncated. Set it to the value of the Marker element in the response that you received to indicate where the next call should start.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 320.

Pattern: [\u0020-\u00FF]+

Required: No

MaxItems

(Optional) Use this only when paginating results to indicate the maximum number of items you want in the response. If additional items exist beyond the maximum you specify, the IsTruncated response element is true.

If you do not include this parameter, it defaults to 100. Note that IAM might return fewer results, even when there are more results available. In that case, the IsTruncated response element returns true and Marker contains a value to include in the subsequent call that tells the service where to continue from.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 1000.

Required: No

OnlyAttached

A flag to filter the results to only the attached policies.

When OnlyAttached is true, the returned list contains only the policies that are attached to an IAM user, group, or role. When OnlyAttached is false, or when the parameter is not included, all policies are returned.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

PathPrefix

The path prefix for filtering the results. This parameter is optional. If it is not included, it defaults to a slash (/), listing all policies. This paramater allows (per its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of either a forward slash (/) by itself or a string that must begin and end with forward slashes, containing any ASCII character from the ! (\u0021) thru the DEL character (\u007F), including most punctuation characters, digits, and upper and lowercased letters.

Type: String

Pattern: ((/[A-Za-z0-9\.,\+@=_-]+)*)/

Required: No

Scope

The scope to use for filtering the results.

To list only AWS managed policies, set Scope to AWS. To list only the customer managed policies in your AWS account, set Scope to Local.

This parameter is optional. If it is not included, or if it is set to All, all policies are returned.

Type: String

Valid Values: All | AWS | Local

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.

IsTruncated

A flag that indicates whether there are more items to return. If your results were truncated, you can make a subsequent pagination request using the Marker request parameter to retrieve more items. Note that IAM might return fewer than the MaxItems number of results even when there are more results available. We recommend that you check IsTruncated after every call to ensure that you receive all of your results.

Type: Boolean

Marker

When IsTruncated is true, this element is present and contains the value to use for the Marker parameter in a subsequent pagination request.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 320.

Pattern: [\u0020-\u00FF]+

Policies.member.N

A list of policies.

Type: Array of Policy objects

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

ServiceFailure

The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500

Example

Sample Request

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https://iam.amazonaws.com/?Action=ListPolicies &Version=2010-05-08 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

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<ListPoliciesResponse xmlns="https://iam.amazonaws.com/doc/2010-05-08/"> <ListPoliciesResult> <IsTruncated>true</IsTruncated> <Marker>EXAMPLEkakv9BCuUNFDtxWSyfzetYwEx2ADc8dnzfvERF5S6YMvXKx41t6gCl/eeaCX3Jo94/bKqezEAg8TEVS 99EKFLxm3jtbpl25FDWEXAMPLE </Marker> <Policies> <member> <PolicyName>ExamplePolicy</PolicyName> <DefaultVersionId>v1</DefaultVersionId> <PolicyId>AGPACKCEVSQ6C2EXAMPLE</PolicyId> <Path>/</Path> <Arn>arn:aws:iam::123456789012:policy/ExamplePolicy</Arn> <AttachmentCount>2</AttachmentCount> <CreateDate>2014-09-15T17:36:14Z</CreateDate> <UpdateDate>2014-09-15T20:31:47Z</UpdateDate> </member> <member> <PolicyName>PowerUserAccess</PolicyName> <DefaultVersionId>v1</DefaultVersionId> <PolicyId>AGPACKCEVSQ6C2EXAMPLE</PolicyId> <Path>/</Path> <Arn>arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/PowerUserAccess</Arn> <AttachmentCount>0</AttachmentCount> <CreateDate>2014-08-21T20:25:01Z</CreateDate> <UpdateDate>2014-08-21T20:25:01Z</UpdateDate> </member> <member> <PolicyName>AdministratorAccess</PolicyName> <DefaultVersionId>v1</DefaultVersionId> <PolicyId>AGPACKCEVSQ6C2EXAMPLE</PolicyId> <Path>/</Path> <Arn>arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AdministratorAccess</Arn> <AttachmentCount>1</AttachmentCount> <CreateDate>2014-08-21T20:11:25Z</CreateDate> <UpdateDate>2014-08-21T20:11:25Z</UpdateDate> </member> <member> <PolicyName>ReadOnlyAccess</PolicyName> <DefaultVersionId>v1</DefaultVersionId> <PolicyId>AGPACKCEVSQ6C2EXAMPLE</PolicyId> <Path>/</Path> <Arn>arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/ReadOnlyAccess</Arn> <AttachmentCount>6</AttachmentCount> <CreateDate>2014-08-21T20:31:44Z</CreateDate> <UpdateDate>2014-08-21T20:31:44Z</UpdateDate> </member> </Policies> </ListPoliciesResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>6207e832-3eb7-11e4-9d0d-6f969EXAMPLE</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </ListPoliciesResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: