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AWS Identity and Access Management
API Reference (API Version 2010-05-08)

UpdateRoleDescription

Modifies the description of a role.

Request Parameters

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

Description

The new description that you want to apply to the specified role.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 1000.

Pattern: [\p{L}\p{M}\p{Z}\p{S}\p{N}\p{P}]*

Required: Yes

RoleName

The name of the role that you want to modify.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: [\w+=,.@-]+

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.

Role

A structure that contains details about the modified role.

Type: Role object

Errors

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

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

UnmodifiableEntity

The request was rejected because only the service that depends on the service-linked role can modify or delete the role on your behalf. The error message includes the name of the service that depends on this service-linked role. You must request the change through that service.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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