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create-policy

Description

Creates a new managed policy for your AWS account.

This operation creates a policy version with a version identifier of v1 and sets v1 as the policy's default version. For more information about policy versions, see Versioning for Managed Policies in the IAM User Guide .

For more information about managed policies in general, see Managed Policies and Inline Policies in the IAM User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-policy
--policy-name <value>
[--path <value>]
--policy-document <value>
[--description <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--policy-name (string)

The friendly name of the policy.

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: _+=,.@-

--path (string)

The path for the policy.

For more information about paths, see IAM Identifiers in the IAM User Guide .

This parameter is optional. If it is not included, it defaults to a slash (/).

This parameter allows (per its regex pattern ) a string of characters consisting of either a forward slash (/) by itself or a string that must begin and end with forward slashes. In addition, it can contain any ASCII character from the ! (u0021) through the DEL character (u007F), including most punctuation characters, digits, and upper and lowercased letters.

--policy-document (string)

The JSON policy document that you want to use as the content for the new policy.

The regex pattern used to validate this parameter is a string of characters consisting of the following:

  • Any printable ASCII character ranging from the space character (u0020) through the end of the ASCII character range
  • The printable characters in the Basic Latin and Latin-1 Supplement character set (through u00FF)
  • The special characters tab (u0009), line feed (u000A), and carriage return (u000D)

--description (string)

A friendly description of the policy.

Typically used to store information about the permissions defined in the policy. For example, "Grants access to production DynamoDB tables."

The policy description is immutable. After a value is assigned, it cannot be changed.

--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. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

The following command creates a customer managed policy named my-policy:

aws iam create-policy --policy-name my-policy --policy-document file://policy

Output:

{
    "Policy": {
        "PolicyName": "my-policy",
        "CreateDate": "2015-06-01T19:31:18.620Z",
        "AttachmentCount": 0,
        "IsAttachable": true,
        "PolicyId": "ZXR6A36LTYANPAI7NJ5UV",
        "DefaultVersionId": "v1",
        "Path": "/",
        "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::0123456789012:policy/my-policy",
        "UpdateDate": "2015-06-01T19:31:18.620Z"
    }
}

The file policy is a JSON document in the current folder that grants read only access to the shared folder in an Amazon S3 bucket named my-bucket:

{
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
        {
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
                "s3:Get*",
                "s3:List*"
            ],
            "Resource": [
                "arn:aws:s3:::my-bucket/shared/*"
            ]
        }
    ]
}

For more information on using files as input for string parameters, see Specifying Parameter Values in the AWS CLI User Guide.

Output

Policy -> (structure)

A structure containing details about the new policy.

PolicyName -> (string)

The friendly name (not ARN) identifying the policy.

PolicyId -> (string)

The stable and unique string identifying the policy.

For more information about IDs, see IAM Identifiers in the Using IAM guide.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN). ARNs are unique identifiers for AWS resources.

For more information about ARNs, go to Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) and AWS Service Namespaces in the AWS General Reference .

Path -> (string)

The path to the policy.

For more information about paths, see IAM Identifiers in the Using IAM guide.

DefaultVersionId -> (string)

The identifier for the version of the policy that is set as the default version.

AttachmentCount -> (integer)

The number of entities (users, groups, and roles) that the policy is attached to.

PermissionsBoundaryUsageCount -> (integer)

The number of entities (users and roles) for which the policy is used to set the permissions boundary.

For more information about permissions boundaries, see Permissions Boundaries for IAM Identities in the IAM User Guide .

IsAttachable -> (boolean)

Specifies whether the policy can be attached to an IAM user, group, or role.

Description -> (string)

A friendly description of the policy.

This element is included in the response to the GetPolicy operation. It is not included in the response to the ListPolicies operation.

CreateDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time, in ISO 8601 date-time format , when the policy was created.

UpdateDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time, in ISO 8601 date-time format , when the policy was last updated.

When a policy has only one version, this field contains the date and time when the policy was created. When a policy has more than one version, this field contains the date and time when the most recent policy version was created.