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Class GetPolicyCommandProtected

Retrieves information about the specified managed policy, including the policy's default version and the total number of IAM users, groups, and roles to which the policy is attached. To retrieve the list of the specific users, groups, and roles that the policy is attached to, use ListEntitiesForPolicy. This operation returns metadata about the policy. To retrieve the actual policy document for a specific version of the policy, use GetPolicyVersion.

This operation retrieves information about managed policies. To retrieve information about an inline policy that is embedded with an IAM user, group, or role, use GetUserPolicy, GetGroupPolicy, or GetRolePolicy.

For more information about policies, see Managed policies and inline policies in the IAM User Guide.


Use a bare-bones client and the command you need to make an API call.

import { IAMClient, GetPolicyCommand } from "@aws-sdk/client-iam"; // ES Modules import
// const { IAMClient, GetPolicyCommand } = require("@aws-sdk/client-iam"); // CommonJS import
const client = new IAMClient(config);
const command = new GetPolicyCommand(input);
const response = await client.send(command);



InvalidInputException (client fault)

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


NoSuchEntityException (client fault)

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


ServiceFailureException (server fault)

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




middlewareStack: MiddlewareStack<GetPolicyCommandInput, GetPolicyCommandOutput>