Delete an IAM policy using an AWS SDK - AWS SDK Code Examples

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Delete an IAM policy using an AWS SDK

The following code examples show how to delete an IAM policy.

C++
SDK for C++
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bool AwsDoc::IAM::deletePolicy(const Aws::String &policyArn, const Aws::Client::ClientConfiguration &clientConfig) { Aws::IAM::IAMClient iam(clientConfig); Aws::IAM::Model::DeletePolicyRequest request; request.SetPolicyArn(policyArn); auto outcome = iam.DeletePolicy(request); if (!outcome.IsSuccess()) { std::cerr << "Error deleting policy with arn " << policyArn << ": " << outcome.GetError().GetMessage() << std::endl; } else { std::cout << "Successfully deleted policy with arn " << policyArn << std::endl; } return outcome.IsSuccess(); }
  • For API details, see DeletePolicy in AWS SDK for C++ API Reference.

Go
SDK for Go V2
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// PolicyWrapper encapsulates AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy actions // used in the examples. // It contains an IAM service client that is used to perform policy actions. type PolicyWrapper struct { IamClient *iam.Client } // DeletePolicy deletes a policy. func (wrapper PolicyWrapper) DeletePolicy(policyArn string) error { _, err := wrapper.IamClient.DeletePolicy(context.TODO(), &iam.DeletePolicyInput{ PolicyArn: aws.String(policyArn), }) if err != nil { log.Printf("Couldn't delete policy %v. Here's why: %v\n", policyArn, err) } return err }
  • For API details, see DeletePolicy in AWS SDK for Go API Reference.

Java
SDK for Java 2.x
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public static void deleteIAMPolicy(IamClient iam,String policyARN) { try { DeletePolicyRequest request = DeletePolicyRequest.builder() .policyArn(policyARN) .build(); iam.deletePolicy(request); System.out.println("Successfully deleted the policy"); } catch (IamException e) { System.err.println(e.awsErrorDetails().errorMessage()); System.exit(1); } System.out.println("Done"); }
  • For API details, see DeletePolicy in AWS SDK for Java 2.x API Reference.

JavaScript
SDK for JavaScript V3
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There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the AWS Code Examples Repository.

Create the client.

import { IAMClient } from "@aws-sdk/client-iam"; // Set the AWS Region. const REGION = "REGION"; // For example, "us-east-1". // Create an IAM service client object. const iamClient = new IAMClient({ region: REGION }); export { iamClient };

Delete the policy.

// Import required AWS SDK clients and commands for Node.js. import { iamClient } from "./libs/iamClient.js"; import { DeletePolicyCommand } from "@aws-sdk/client-iam"; // Set the parameters. const params = { PolicyArn: "POLICY_ARN"}; const run = async () => { try { const data = await iamClient.send(new DeletePolicyCommand(params)); console.log("Success. Policy deleted.", data); } catch (err) { console.log("Error", err); } }; run();
  • For API details, see DeletePolicy in AWS SDK for JavaScript API Reference.

Kotlin
SDK for Kotlin
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This is prerelease documentation for a feature in preview release. It is subject to change.

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suspend fun deleteIAMPolicy(policyARNVal: String?) { val request = DeletePolicyRequest { policyArn = policyARNVal } IamClient { region = "AWS_GLOBAL" }.use { iamClient -> iamClient.deletePolicy(request) println("Successfully deleted $policyARNVal") } }
  • For API details, see DeletePolicy in AWS SDK for Kotlin API reference.

Python
SDK for Python (Boto3)
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def delete_policy(policy_arn): """ Deletes a policy. :param policy_arn: The ARN of the policy to delete. """ try: iam.Policy(policy_arn).delete() logger.info("Deleted policy %s.", policy_arn) except ClientError: logger.exception("Couldn't delete policy %s.", policy_arn) raise
  • For API details, see DeletePolicy in AWS SDK for Python (Boto3) API Reference.

Ruby
SDK for Ruby
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# Deletes a role. If the role has policies attached, they are detached and # deleted before the role is deleted. # # @param role [Aws::IAM::Role] The role to delete. def delete_role(role) role.attached_policies.each do |policy| name = policy.policy_name policy.detach_role(role_name: role.name) policy.delete puts("Deleted policy #{name}.") end name = role.name role.delete puts("Deleted role #{name}.") rescue Aws::Errors::ServiceError => e puts("Couldn't detach policies and delete role #{role.name}. Here's why:") puts("\t#{e.code}: #{e.message}") raise end
  • For API details, see DeletePolicy in AWS SDK for Ruby API Reference.

Rust
SDK for Rust
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This documentation is for an SDK in preview release. The SDK is subject to change and should not be used in production.

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pub async fn delete_policy(client: &iamClient, policy: Policy) -> Result<(), iamError> { client .delete_policy() .policy_arn(policy.arn.unwrap()) .send() .await?; Ok(()) }
  • For API details, see DeletePolicy in AWS SDK for Rust API reference.

Swift
SDK for Swift
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This is prerelease documentation for an SDK in preview release. It is subject to change.

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There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the AWS Code Examples Repository.

public func deletePolicy(policy: IAMClientTypes.Policy) async throws { let input = DeletePolicyInput( policyArn: policy.arn ) do { _ = try await iamClient.deletePolicy(input: input) } catch { throw error } }
  • For API details, see DeletePolicy in AWS SDK for Swift API reference.