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Lists the versions of the specified policy and identifies the default version.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--policy-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--policy-name (string)

The policy name.

--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.


Example 1: To see all versions of a policy

The following list-policy-versions example lists all versions of the specified policy and their creation dates.

aws iot list-policy-versions \
    --policy-name LightBulbPolicy


    "policyVersions": [
            "versionId": "2",
            "isDefaultVersion": true,
            "createDate": 1559925941.924
            "versionId": "1",
            "isDefaultVersion": false,
            "createDate": 1559925941.924

For more information, see AWS IoT Policies in the AWS IoT Developers Guide.


policyVersions -> (list)

The policy versions.


Describes a policy version.

versionId -> (string)

The policy version ID.

isDefaultVersion -> (boolean)

Specifies whether the policy version is the default.

createDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time the policy was created.