AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 3.5
 
An AWS access control policy is a object that acts as a container for one or more statements, which specify fine grained rules for allowing or denying various types of actions from being performed on your AWS resources.

By default, all requests to use your resource coming from anyone but you are denied. Access control polices can override that by allowing different types of access to your resources, or by explicitly denying different types of access.

Each statement in an AWS access control policy takes the form: "A has permission to do B to C where D applies". A is the prinicpalThe AWS account that is making a request to access or modify one of your AWS resources. B is the actionthe way in which your AWS resource is being accessed or modified, such as sending a message to an Amazon SQS queue, or storing an object in an Amazon S3 bucket. C is the resourceyour AWS entity that the principal wants to access, such as an Amazon SQS queue, or an object stored in Amazon S3. D is the set of conditionsoptional constraints that specify when to allow or deny access for the principal to access your resource. Many expressive conditions are available, some specific to each service. For example you can use date conditions to allow access to your resources only after or before a specific time.

Note that an AWS access control policy should not be confused with the similarly named "POST form policy" concept used in Amazon S3.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  Amazon.Auth.AccessControlPolicy.Policy

Namespace: Amazon.Auth.AccessControlPolicy
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)

Syntax

C#
public class Policy : Object

The Policy type exposes the following members

Constructors

NameDescription
Public Method Policy() Constructs an empty AWS access control policy ready to be populated with statements.
Public Method Policy(string) Constructs a new AWS access control policy with the specified policy ID. The policy ID is a user specified string that serves to help developers keep track of multiple polices. Policy IDs are often used as a human readable name for a policy.
Public Method Policy(string, IList<Statement>)

Properties

NameTypeDescription
Public Property Id System.String Gets and Sets the policy ID for this policy. Policy IDs serve to help developers keep track of multiple policies, and are often used as human readable name for a policy.
Public Property Statements System.Collections.Generic.IList<Amazon.Auth.AccessControlPolicy.Statement> Gets and Sets the collection of statements contained by this policy. Individual statements in a policy are what specify the rules that enable or disable access to your AWS resources.
Public Property Version System.String Gets and sets the version of this AWS policy.

Methods

NameDescription
Public Method CheckIfStatementExists(Statement) Checks to see if the permissions set in the statement are already set by another statement in the policy.
Public Method Static Method FromJson(string) Parses a JSON document of a policy and creates a Policy object.
Public Method ToJson() Returns a JSON string representation of this AWS access control policy, suitable to be sent to an AWS service as part of a request to set an access control policy.
Public Method ToJson(bool) Returns a JSON string representation of this AWS access control policy, suitable to be sent to an AWS service as part of a request to set an access control policy.
Public Method WithId(string) Sets the policy ID for this policy and returns the updated policy so that multiple calls can be chained together.

Policy IDs serve to help developers keep track of multiple policies, and are often used as human readable name for a policy.

Public Method WithStatements(Statement[]) Sets the collection of statements contained by this policy and returns this policy object so that additional method calls can be chained together.

Individual statements in a policy are what specify the rules that enable or disable access to your AWS resources.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5