List inline IAM policies for a user using an AWS SDK - AWS SDK Code Examples

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List inline IAM policies for a user using an AWS SDK

The following code example shows how to list inline IAM policies for a user.


To avoid security risks, don't use IAM users for authentication when developing purpose-built software or working with real data. Instead, use federation with an identity provider such as AWS IAM Identity Center (successor to AWS Single Sign-On).

SDK for Go V2

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// UserWrapper encapsulates user actions used in the examples. // It contains an IAM service client that is used to perform user actions. type UserWrapper struct { IamClient *iam.Client } // ListUserPolicies lists the inline policies for the specified user. func (wrapper UserWrapper) ListUserPolicies(userName string) ([]string, error) { var policies []string result, err := wrapper.IamClient.ListUserPolicies(context.TODO(), &iam.ListUserPoliciesInput{ UserName: aws.String(userName), }) if err != nil { log.Printf("Couldn't list policies for user %v. Here's why: %v\n", userName, err) } else { policies = result.PolicyNames } return policies, err }