Amazon API Gateway REST API Reference


Changes information about the associated Account resource.

HTTP Request

PATCH /account

Request Body

  "patchOperations" : [ {
    "op" : "String",
    "path" : "String",
    "value" : "String",
    "from" : "String"
  } ]

Request Body Fields

The request accepts the following fields in JSON format.

  • patchOperations
  • A list of update operations to be applied to the specified resource and in the order specified in this list.

    • op
    • An update operation to be performed with this PATCH request. The valid value can be add, remove, replace or copy. Not all valid operations are supported for a given resource. Support of the operations depends on specific operational contexts. Attempts to apply an unsupported operation on a resource will return an error message.

    • path
    • The op operation's target, as identified by a JSON Pointer value that references a location within the targeted resource. For example, if the target resource has an updateable property of {"name":"value"}, the path for this property is /name. If the name property value is a JSON object (e.g., {"name": {"child/name": "child-value"}}), the path for the child/name property will be /name/child~1name. Any slash ("/") character appearing in path names must be escaped with "~1", as shown in the example above. Each op operation can have only one path associated with it.

    • value
    • The new target value of the update operation. It is applicable for the add or replace operation. When using AWS CLI to update a property of a JSON value, enclose the JSON object with a pair of single quotes in a Linux shell, e.g., '{"a": ...}'. In a Windows shell, see Using JSON for Parameters.

    • from
    • The copy update operation's source as identified by a JSON-Pointer value referencing the location within the targeted resource to copy the value from. For example, to promote a canary deployment, you copy the canary deployment ID to the affiliated deployment ID by calling a PATCH request on a Stage resource with "op":"copy", "from":"/canarySettings/deploymentId" and "path":"/deploymentId".




The following table shows the supported and unsupported op operations for updateable Account properties of the specified path values.

path op:add op:replace op:remove op:copy
/cloudwatchRoleArn Not supported Supported Not supported Not supported
/features Supported Not supported Supported, but not for the UsagePlans feature. Not supported

Valid values for /features and cloudWatchRoleArn are UsagePlans and an IAM role ARN, respectively.

Errors code

The following exception may be thrown when the request fails.

  • UnauthorizedException
  • BadRequestException
  • NotFoundException
  • TooManyRequestsException

For details of the error codes, see API Gateway Error Codes.

Example: Update an Account's CloudWatch role


The following example updates an account's CloudWatch role ARN by replacing the existing one with a new CloudWatch role ARN.

PATCH /account HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json
X-Amz-Date: 20160531T212738Z
Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential={access_key_ID}/20160531/us-east-1/apigateway/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-length;content-type;host;x-amz-date, Signature={sig4_hash}

    "patchOperations" : [{
        "op" : "replace",
        "path" : "/cloudwatchRoleArn",
        "value" : "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/apigAwsProxyRole"

The following example response shows a successful result:

    "_links": {
        "curies": {
            "href": "{rel}.html",
            "name": "account",
            "templated": true
        "self": {
            "href": "/account"
        "account:update": {
            "href": "/account"
    "cloudwatchRoleArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/apigAwsProxyRole",
    "throttleSettings": {
        "rateLimit": 500,
        "burstLimit": 1000

If you specify an invalid role, i.e., a role that does not permit API Gateway to invoke CloudWatch logs, you will receive an error response. If you attempt to replace the throttleSettings, in part or as a whole, you will receive 400 Bad Request response with an error message stating that /throttleSettings value cannot be changed this way, but the /cloudwatchRoleArn value can.

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