AddPermission - AWS Lambda


Grants an AWS service, AWS account, or AWS organization permission to use a function. You can apply the policy at the function level, or specify a qualifier to restrict access to a single version or alias. If you use a qualifier, the invoker must use the full Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of that version or alias to invoke the function. Note: Lambda does not support adding policies to version $LATEST.

To grant permission to another account, specify the account ID as the Principal. To grant permission to an organization defined in AWS Organizations, specify the organization ID as the PrincipalOrgID. For AWS services, the principal is a domain-style identifier that the service defines, such as or For AWS services, you can also specify the ARN of the associated resource as the SourceArn. If you grant permission to a service principal without specifying the source, other accounts could potentially configure resources in their account to invoke your Lambda function.

This operation adds a statement to a resource-based permissions policy for the function. For more information about function policies, see Using resource-based policies for Lambda.

Request Syntax

POST /2015-03-31/functions/FunctionName/policy?Qualifier=Qualifier HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "Action": "string", "EventSourceToken": "string", "FunctionUrlAuthType": "string", "Principal": "string", "PrincipalOrgID": "string", "RevisionId": "string", "SourceAccount": "string", "SourceArn": "string", "StatementId": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The name or ARN of the Lambda function, version, or alias.

Name formats
  • Function namemy-function (name-only), my-function:v1 (with alias).

  • Function ARNarn:aws:lambda:us-west-2:123456789012:function:my-function.

  • Partial ARN123456789012:function:my-function.

You can append a version number or alias to any of the formats. The length constraint applies only to the full ARN. If you specify only the function name, it is limited to 64 characters in length.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 140.

Pattern: (arn:(aws[a-zA-Z-]*)?:lambda:)?([a-z]{2}(-gov)?-[a-z]+-\d{1}:)?(\d{12}:)?(function:)?([a-zA-Z0-9-_]+)(:(\$LATEST|[a-zA-Z0-9-_]+))?

Required: Yes


Specify a version or alias to add permissions to a published version of the function.

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

Pattern: (|[a-zA-Z0-9$_-]+)

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The action that the principal can use on the function. For example, lambda:InvokeFunction or lambda:GetFunction.

Type: String

Pattern: (lambda:[*]|lambda:[a-zA-Z]+|[*])

Required: Yes


For Alexa Smart Home functions, a token that the invoker must supply.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9._\-]+

Required: No


The type of authentication that your function URL uses. Set to AWS_IAM if you want to restrict access to authenticated users only. Set to NONE if you want to bypass IAM authentication to create a public endpoint. For more information, see Security and auth model for Lambda function URLs.

Type: String

Valid Values: NONE | AWS_IAM

Required: No


The AWS service or AWS account that invokes the function. If you specify a service, use SourceArn or SourceAccount to limit who can invoke the function through that service.

Type: String

Pattern: [^\s]+

Required: Yes


The identifier for your organization in AWS Organizations. Use this to grant permissions to all the AWS accounts under this organization.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 12. Maximum length of 34.

Pattern: ^o-[a-z0-9]{10,32}$

Required: No


Update the policy only if the revision ID matches the ID that's specified. Use this option to avoid modifying a policy that has changed since you last read it.

Type: String

Required: No


For AWS service, the ID of the AWS account that owns the resource. Use this together with SourceArn to ensure that the specified account owns the resource. It is possible for an Amazon S3 bucket to be deleted by its owner and recreated by another account.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 12.

Pattern: \d{12}

Required: No


For AWS services, the ARN of the AWS resource that invokes the function. For example, an Amazon S3 bucket or Amazon SNS topic.

Note that Lambda configures the comparison using the StringLike operator.

Type: String

Pattern: arn:(aws[a-zA-Z0-9-]*):([a-zA-Z0-9\-])+:([a-z]{2}(-gov)?-[a-z]+-\d{1})?:(\d{12})?:(.*)

Required: No


A statement identifier that differentiates the statement from others in the same policy.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Pattern: ([a-zA-Z0-9-_]+)

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 201 Content-type: application/json { "Statement": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 201 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The permission statement that's added to the function policy.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


One of the parameters in the request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The permissions policy for the resource is too large. For more information, see Lambda quotas.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The RevisionId provided does not match the latest RevisionId for the Lambda function or alias. Call the GetFunction or the GetAlias API operation to retrieve the latest RevisionId for your resource.

HTTP Status Code: 412


The resource already exists, or another operation is in progress.

HTTP Status Code: 409


The resource specified in the request does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The AWS Lambda service encountered an internal error.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request throughput limit was exceeded. For more information, see Lambda quotas.

HTTP Status Code: 429

See Also

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