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[ aws . organizations ]

create-policy

Description

Creates a policy of a specified type that you can attach to a root, an organizational unit (OU), or an individual AWS account.

For more information about policies and their use, see Managing Organization Policies .

This operation can be called only from the organization's master account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-policy
--content <value>
--description <value>
--name <value>
--type <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--content (string)

The policy content to add to the new policy. For example, if you create a service control policy (SCP), this string must be JSON text that specifies the permissions that admins in attached accounts can delegate to their users, groups, and roles. For more information about the SCP syntax, see Service Control Policy Syntax in the AWS Organizations User Guide .

--description (string)

An optional description to assign to the policy.

--name (string)

The friendly name to assign to the policy.

The regex pattern that is used to validate this parameter is a string of any of the characters in the ASCII character range.

--type (string)

The type of policy to create.

Note

In the current release, the only type of policy that you can create is a service control policy (SCP).

Possible values:

  • SERVICE_CONTROL_POLICY

--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

Example 1: To create a policy with a text source file for the JSON policy

The following example shows you how to create an service control policy (SCP) named AllowAllS3Actions. The policy contents are taken from a file on the local computer called policy.json.

aws organizations create-policy --content file://policy.json --name AllowAllS3Actions, --type SERVICE_CONTROL_POLICY --description "Allows delegation of all S3 actions"

The output includes a policy object with details about the new policy:

{
        "Policy": {
                "Content": "{\"Version\":\"2012-10-17\",\"Statement\":[{\"Effect\":\"Allow\",\"Action\":[\"s3:*\"],\"Resource\":[\"*\"]}]}",
                "PolicySummary": {
                        "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::o-exampleorgid:policy/service_control_policy/p-examplepolicyid111",
                        "Description": "Allows delegation of all S3 actions",
                        "Name": "AllowAllS3Actions",
                        "Type":"SERVICE_CONTROL_POLICY"
                }
        }
}

Example 2: To create a policy with a JSON policy as a parameter

The following example shows you how to create the same SCP, this time by embedding the policy contents as a JSON string in the parameter. The string must be escaped with backslashes before the double quotes to ensure that they are treated as literals in the parameter, which itself is surrounded by double quotes:

aws organizations create-policy --content "{\"Version\":\"2012-10-17\",\"Statement\":[{\"Effect\":\"Allow\",\"Action\":[\"s3:*\"],\"Resource\":[\"*\"]}]}" --name AllowAllS3Actions --type SERVICE_CONTROL_POLICY --description "Allows delegation of all S3 actions"

For more information about creating and using policies in your organization, see Managing Organization Policies in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

Output

Policy -> (structure)

A structure that contains details about the newly created policy.

PolicySummary -> (structure)

A structure that contains additional details about the policy.

Id -> (string)

The unique identifier (ID) of the policy.

The regex pattern for a policy ID string requires "p-" followed by from 8 to 128 lower-case letters or digits.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the policy.

For more information about ARNs in Organizations, see ARN Formats Supported by Organizations in the AWS Organizations User Guide .

Name -> (string)

The friendly name of the policy.

The regex pattern that is used to validate this parameter is a string of any of the characters in the ASCII character range.

Description -> (string)

The description of the policy.

Type -> (string)

The type of policy.

AwsManaged -> (boolean)

A boolean value that indicates whether the specified policy is an AWS managed policy. If true, then you can attach the policy to roots, OUs, or accounts, but you cannot edit it.

Content -> (string)

The text content of the policy.