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[ aws . iam ]

delete-policy

Description

Deletes the specified managed policy.

Before you can delete a managed policy, you must first detach the policy from all users, groups, and roles that it is attached to. In addition, you must delete all the policy's versions. The following steps describe the process for deleting a managed policy:

  • Detach the policy from all users, groups, and roles that the policy is attached to, using DetachUserPolicy , DetachGroupPolicy , or DetachRolePolicy . To list all the users, groups, and roles that a policy is attached to, use ListEntitiesForPolicy .
  • Delete all versions of the policy using DeletePolicyVersion . To list the policy's versions, use ListPolicyVersions . You cannot use DeletePolicyVersion to delete the version that is marked as the default version. You delete the policy's default version in the next step of the process.
  • Delete the policy (this automatically deletes the policy's default version) using this operation.

For information about managed policies, 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

  delete-policy
--policy-arn <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--policy-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM policy you want to delete.

For more information about ARNs, see Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) in the Amazon Web Services General Reference .

--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

Note

To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To delete an IAM policy

This example deletes the policy whose ARN is arn:aws:iam::123456789012:policy/MySamplePolicy:

aws iam delete-policy --policy-arn arn:aws:iam::123456789012:policy/MySamplePolicy

For more information, see Overview of IAM Policies in the Using IAM guide.

Output

None