Adds or updates an inline policy document that is embedded in the specified IAM role.
When you embed an inline policy in a role, the inline policy is used as part of the role's access (permissions) policy. The role's trust policy is created at the same time as the role, using create-role . You can update a role's trust policy using update-assume-role-policy . For more information about IAM roles, go to Using Roles to Delegate Permissions and Federate Identities .
A role can also have a managed policy attached to it. To attach a managed policy to a role, use attach-role-policy . To create a new managed policy, use create-policy . For information about policies, see Managed Policies and Inline Policies in the IAM User Guide .
For information about limits on the number of inline policies that you can embed with a role, see Limitations on IAM Entities in the IAM User Guide .
Because policy documents can be large, you should use POST rather than GET when calling put-role-policy . For general information about using the Query API with IAM, go to Making Query Requests in the IAM User Guide .
See also: AWS API Documentation
put-role-policy --role-name <value> --policy-name <value> --policy-document <value> [--cli-input-json <value>] [--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
The name of the role to associate the policy with.
This parameter allows (per its regex pattern ) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: _+=,.@-
The name of the policy document.
This parameter allows (per its regex pattern ) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: =,.@-
The policy document.
The regex pattern used to validate this parameter is a string of characters consisting of any printable ASCII character ranging from the space character (u0020) through end of the ASCII character range as well as the printable characters in the Basic Latin and Latin-1 Supplement character set (through u00FF). It also includes the special characters tab (u0009), line feed (u000A), and carriage return (u000D).
--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.
--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.
To attach a permissions policy to an IAM role
The following put-role-policy command adds a permissions policy to the role named Test-Role:
aws iam put-role-policy --role-name Test-Role --policy-name ExamplePolicy --policy-document file://AdminPolicy.json
The policy is defined as a JSON document in the AdminPolicy.json file. (The file name and extension do not have significance.)
To attach a trust policy to a role, use the update-assume-role-policy command.
For more information, see Creating a Role in the Using IAM guide.