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API Reference (API Version 2010-05-08)

SetDefaultPolicyVersion

Sets the specified version of the specified policy as the policy's default (operative) version.

This action affects all users, groups, and roles that the policy is attached to. To list the users, groups, and roles that the policy is attached to, use the ListEntitiesForPolicy API.

For 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.

PolicyArn

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM policy whose default version you want to set.

For more information about ARNs, see Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) and AWS Service Namespaces in the AWS General Reference.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 20. Maximum length of 2048.

Required: Yes

VersionId

The version of the policy to set as the default (operative) version.

For more information about managed policy versions, see Versioning for Managed Policies in the IAM User Guide.

Type: String

Pattern: v[1-9][0-9]*(\.[A-Za-z0-9-]*)?

Required: Yes

Errors

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

InvalidInput

The request was rejected because an invalid or out-of-range value was supplied for an input parameter.

HTTP Status Code: 400

LimitExceeded

The request was rejected because it attempted to create resources beyond the current AWS account limits. The error message describes the limit exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 409

NoSuchEntity

The request was rejected because it referenced an entity that does not exist. The error message describes the entity.

HTTP Status Code: 404

ServiceFailure

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

HTTP Status Code: 500

Example

Sample Request

https://iam.amazonaws.com/?Action=SetDefaultPolicyVersion
&PolicyArn=arn:aws:iam::123456789012:policy/S3-read-only-example-bucket
&VersionId=v3
&Version=2010-05-08
&AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<SetDefaultPolicyVersionResponse xmlns="https://iam.amazonaws.com/doc/2010-05-08/">
  <ResponseMetadata>
    <RequestId>35f241af-3ebc-11e4-9d0d-6f969EXAMPLE</RequestId>
  </ResponseMetadata>
</SetDefaultPolicyVersionResponse>

See Also

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