SetDefaultPolicyVersion - AWS IoT


Sets the specified version of the specified policy as the policy's default (operative) version. This action affects all certificates to which the policy is attached. To list the principals the policy is attached to, use the ListPrincipalPolicies action.

Requires permission to access the SetDefaultPolicyVersion action.

Request Syntax

PATCH /policies/policyName/version/policyVersionId HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The policy name.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\w+=,.@-]+

Required: Yes


The policy version ID.

Pattern: [0-9]+

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.



An unexpected error has occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The service is temporarily unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503


The rate exceeds the limit.

HTTP Status Code: 400


You are not authorized to perform this operation.

HTTP Status Code: 401

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: