Create an IAM policy version using an AWS SDK - AWS SDK Code Examples

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Create an IAM policy version using an AWS SDK

The following code examples show how to create an IAM policy version.

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To create a new version of a managed policy

This example creates a new v2 version of the IAM policy whose ARN is arn:aws:iam::123456789012:policy/MyPolicy and makes it the default version.

aws iam create-policy-version \ --policy-arn arn:aws:iam::123456789012:policy/MyPolicy \ --policy-document file://NewPolicyVersion.json \ --set-as-default


{ "PolicyVersion": { "CreateDate": "2015-06-16T18:56:03.721Z", "VersionId": "v2", "IsDefaultVersion": true } }

For more information, see Versioning IAM policies in the AWS IAM User Guide.

SDK for Python (Boto3)

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def create_policy_version(policy_arn, actions, resource_arn, set_as_default): """ Creates a policy version. Policies can have up to five versions. The default version is the one that is used for all resources that reference the policy. :param policy_arn: The ARN of the policy. :param actions: The actions to allow in the policy version. :param resource_arn: The ARN of the resource this policy version applies to. :param set_as_default: When True, this policy version is set as the default version for the policy. Otherwise, the default is not changed. :return: The newly created policy version. """ policy_doc = { "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [{"Effect": "Allow", "Action": actions, "Resource": resource_arn}], } try: policy = iam.Policy(policy_arn) policy_version = policy.create_version( PolicyDocument=json.dumps(policy_doc), SetAsDefault=set_as_default ) "Created policy version %s for policy %s.", policy_version.version_id, policy_version.arn, ) except ClientError: logger.exception("Couldn't create a policy version for %s.", policy_arn) raise else: return policy_version