UpdatePolicy - AWS Organizations

UpdatePolicy

Updates an existing policy with a new name, description, or content. If you don't supply any parameter, that value remains unchanged. You can't change a policy's type.

This operation can be called only from the organization's master account.

Request Syntax

{ "Content": "string", "Description": "string", "Name": "string", "PolicyId": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

Content

If provided, the new content for the policy. The text must be correctly formatted JSON that complies with the syntax for the policy's type. For more information, see Service Control Policy Syntax in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1000000.

Pattern: [\s\S]*

Required: No

Description

If provided, the new description for the policy.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 512.

Pattern: [\s\S]*

Required: No

Name

If provided, the new name for the policy.

The regex pattern that is used to validate this parameter is a string of any of the characters in the ASCII character range.

Type: String

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

Pattern: [\s\S]*

Required: No

PolicyId

The unique identifier (ID) of the policy that you want to update.

The regex pattern for a policy ID string requires "p-" followed by from 8 to 128 lowercase or uppercase letters, digits, or the underscore character (_).

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 130.

Pattern: ^p-[0-9a-zA-Z_]{8,128}$

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "Policy": { "Content": "string", "PolicySummary": { "Arn": "string", "AwsManaged": boolean, "Description": "string", "Id": "string", "Name": "string", "Type": "string" } } }

Response Elements

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

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

Policy

A structure that contains details about the updated policy, showing the requested changes.

Type: Policy object

Errors

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

AccessDeniedException

You don't have permissions to perform the requested operation. The user or role that is making the request must have at least one IAM permissions policy attached that grants the required permissions. For more information, see Access Management in the IAM User Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400

AWSOrganizationsNotInUseException

Your account isn't a member of an organization. To make this request, you must use the credentials of an account that belongs to an organization.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ConcurrentModificationException

The target of the operation is currently being modified by a different request. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ConstraintViolationException

Performing this operation violates a minimum or maximum value limit. For example, attempting to remove the last service control policy (SCP) from an OU or root, inviting or creating too many accounts to the organization, or attaching too many policies to an account, OU, or root. This exception includes a reason that contains additional information about the violated limit:

Note

Some of the reasons in the following list might not be applicable to this specific API or operation.

  • ACCOUNT_CANNOT_LEAVE_ORGANIZAION: You attempted to remove the master account from the organization. You can't remove the master account. Instead, after you remove all member accounts, delete the organization itself.

  • ACCOUNT_CANNOT_LEAVE_WITHOUT_EULA: You attempted to remove an account from the organization that doesn't yet have enough information to exist as a standalone account. This account requires you to first agree to the AWS Customer Agreement. Follow the steps at Removing a member account from your organizationin the AWS Organizations User Guide.

  • ACCOUNT_CANNOT_LEAVE_WITHOUT_PHONE_VERIFICATION: You attempted to remove an account from the organization that doesn't yet have enough information to exist as a standalone account. This account requires you to first complete phone verification. Follow the steps at Removing a member account from your organization in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

  • ACCOUNT_CREATION_RATE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the number of accounts that you can create in one day.

  • ACCOUNT_NUMBER_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the limit on the number of accounts in an organization. If you need more accounts, contact AWS Support to request an increase in your limit.

    Or the number of invitations that you tried to send would cause you to exceed the limit of accounts in your organization. Send fewer invitations or contact AWS Support to request an increase in the number of accounts.

    Note

    Deleted and closed accounts still count toward your limit.

    Important

    If you get this exception when running a command immediately after creating the organization, wait one hour and try again. After an hour, if the command continues to fail with this error, contact AWS Support.

  • CANNOT_REGISTER_MASTER_AS_DELEGATED_ADMINISTRATOR: You attempted to register the master account of the organization as a delegated administrator for an AWS service integrated with Organizations. You can designate only a member account as a delegated administrator.

  • CANNOT_REMOVE_DELEGATED_ADMINISTRATOR_FROM_ORG: You attempted to remove an account that is registered as a delegated administrator for a service integrated with your organization. To complete this operation, you must first deregister this account as a delegated administrator.

  • CREATE_ORGANIZATION_IN_BILLING_MODE_UNSUPPORTED_REGION: To create an organization in the specified region, you must enable all features mode.

  • DELEGATED_ADMINISTRATOR_EXISTS_FOR_THIS_SERVICE: You attempted to register an AWS account as a delegated administrator for an AWS service that already has a delegated administrator. To complete this operation, you must first deregister any existing delegated administrators for this service.

  • EMAIL_VERIFICATION_CODE_EXPIRED: The email verification code is only valid for a limited period of time. You must resubmit the request and generate a new verfication code.

  • HANDSHAKE_RATE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the number of handshakes that you can send in one day.

  • MASTER_ACCOUNT_ADDRESS_DOES_NOT_MATCH_MARKETPLACE: To create an account in this organization, you first must migrate the organization's master account to the marketplace that corresponds to the master account's address. For example, accounts with India addresses must be associated with the AISPL marketplace. All accounts in an organization must be associated with the same marketplace.

  • MASTER_ACCOUNT_MISSING_BUSINESS_LICENSE: Applies only to the AWS Regions in China. To create an organization, the master must have an valid business license. For more information, contact customer support.

  • MASTER_ACCOUNT_MISSING_CONTACT_INFO: To complete this operation, you must first provide a valid contact address and phone number for the master account. Then try the operation again.

  • MASTER_ACCOUNT_NOT_GOVCLOUD_ENABLED: To complete this operation, the master account must have an associated account in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. For more information, see AWS Organizations in the AWS GovCloud User Guide.

  • MASTER_ACCOUNT_PAYMENT_INSTRUMENT_REQUIRED: To create an organization with this master account, you first must associate a valid payment instrument, such as a credit card, with the account. Follow the steps at To leave an organization when all required account information has not yet been provided in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

  • MAX_DELEGATED_ADMINISTRATORS_FOR_SERVICE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to register more delegated administrators than allowed for the service principal.

  • MAX_POLICY_TYPE_ATTACHMENT_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the number of policies of a certain type that can be attached to an entity at one time.

  • MAX_TAG_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You have exceeded the number of tags allowed on this resource.

  • MEMBER_ACCOUNT_PAYMENT_INSTRUMENT_REQUIRED: To complete this operation with this member account, you first must associate a valid payment instrument, such as a credit card, with the account. Follow the steps at To leave an organization when all required account information has not yet been provided in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

  • MIN_POLICY_TYPE_ATTACHMENT_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to detach a policy from an entity that would cause the entity to have fewer than the minimum number of policies of a certain type required.

  • ORGANIZATION_NOT_IN_ALL_FEATURES_MODE: You attempted to perform an operation that requires the organization to be configured to support all features. An organization that supports only consolidated billing features can't perform this operation.

  • OU_DEPTH_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to create an OU tree that is too many levels deep.

  • OU_NUMBER_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the number of OUs that you can have in an organization.

  • POLICY_CONTENT_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to create a policy that is larger than the maximum size.

  • POLICY_NUMBER_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the number of policies that you can have in an organization.

  • TAG_POLICY_VIOLATION: You attempted to create or update a resource with tags that are not compliant with the tag policy requirements for this account.

HTTP Status Code: 400

DuplicatePolicyException

A policy with the same name already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidInputException

The requested operation failed because you provided invalid values for one or more of the request parameters. This exception includes a reason that contains additional information about the violated limit:

Note

Some of the reasons in the following list might not be applicable to this specific API or operation.

  • IMMUTABLE_POLICY: You specified a policy that is managed by AWS and can't be modified.

  • INPUT_REQUIRED: You must include a value for all required parameters.

  • INVALID_ENUM: You specified an invalid value.

  • INVALID_FULL_NAME_TARGET: You specified a full name that contains invalid characters.

  • INVALID_LIST_MEMBER: You provided a list to a parameter that contains at least one invalid value.

  • INVALID_PAGINATION_TOKEN: Get the value for the NextToken parameter from the response to a previous call of the operation.

  • INVALID_PARTY_TYPE_TARGET: You specified the wrong type of entity (account, organization, or email) as a party.

  • INVALID_PATTERN: You provided a value that doesn't match the required pattern.

  • INVALID_PATTERN_TARGET_ID: You specified a policy target ID that doesn't match the required pattern.

  • INVALID_ROLE_NAME: You provided a role name that isn't valid. A role name can't begin with the reserved prefix AWSServiceRoleFor.

  • INVALID_SYNTAX_ORGANIZATION_ARN: You specified an invalid Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the organization.

  • INVALID_SYNTAX_POLICY_ID: You specified an invalid policy ID.

  • INVALID_SYSTEM_TAGS_PARAMETER: You specified a tag key that is a system tag. You can’t add, edit, or delete system tag keys because they're reserved for AWS use. System tags don’t count against your tags per resource limit.

  • MAX_FILTER_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You can specify only one filter parameter for the operation.

  • MAX_LENGTH_EXCEEDED: You provided a string parameter that is longer than allowed.

  • MAX_VALUE_EXCEEDED: You provided a numeric parameter that has a larger value than allowed.

  • MIN_LENGTH_EXCEEDED: You provided a string parameter that is shorter than allowed.

  • MIN_VALUE_EXCEEDED: You provided a numeric parameter that has a smaller value than allowed.

  • MOVING_ACCOUNT_BETWEEN_DIFFERENT_ROOTS: You can move an account only between entities in the same root.

HTTP Status Code: 400

MalformedPolicyDocumentException

The provided policy document doesn't meet the requirements of the specified policy type. For example, the syntax might be incorrect. For details about service control policy syntax, see Service Control Policy Syntax in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400

PolicyChangesInProgressException

Changes to the effective policy are in progress, and its contents can't be returned. Try the operation again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400

PolicyNotFoundException

We can't find a policy with the PolicyId that you specified.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ServiceException

AWS Organizations can't complete your request because of an internal service error. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400

TooManyRequestsException

You have sent too many requests in too short a period of time. The quota helps protect against denial-of-service attacks. Try again later.

For information about quotas that affect AWS Organizations, see Quotas for AWS Organizationsin the AWS Organizations User Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400

UnsupportedAPIEndpointException

This action isn't available in the current AWS Region.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Examples

Example

The following example shows how to rename a policy and give it a new description. The output confirms the new name and description text.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: organizations.us-east-1.amazonaws.com Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 182 X-Amz-Target: AWSOrganizationsV20161128.UpdatePolicy X-Amz-Date: 20160815T205727Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.10.18 Python/2.7.8 Linux/2.6.18-164.el5 botocore/1.4.9 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE/20160815/us-east-1/organizations/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=EXAMPLESIGabcdef1234567890abcdef1234567890abcdef123456EXAMPLESIG { "PolicyId": "p-examplepolicyid111", "Name": "Renamed-Policy", "Description": "This description replaces the original." }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-ba987EXAMPLE Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 394 Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:57:28 GMT { "Policy": { "Content": "{ \"Version\": \"2012-10-17\", \"Statement\": { \"Effect\": \"Allow\", \"Action\": \"ec2:*\", \"Resource\": \"*\" } }", "PolicySummary": { "Id": "p-examplepolicyid111", "AwsManaged": false, "Arn":"arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:policy/o-exampleorgid/service_control_policy/p-examplepolicyid111", "Description": "This description replaces the original.", "Name": "Renamed-Policy", "Type": "SERVICE_CONTROL_POLICY" } } }

Example

The following example shows how to replace the JSON text of a policy.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: organizations.us-east-1.amazonaws.com Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 254 X-Amz-Target: AWSOrganizationsV20161128.UpdatePolicy X-Amz-Date: 20160815T210437Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.10.18 Python/2.7.8 Linux/2.6.18-164.el5 botocore/1.4.9 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE/20160815/us-east-1/organizations/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=EXAMPLESIGabcdef1234567890abcdef1234567890abcdef123456EXAMPLESIG { "PolicyId": "p-examplepolicyid111", "Content": "{ \"Version\": \"2012-10-17\", \"Statement\": {\"Effect\": \"Allow\", \"Action\": \"s3:*\", \"Resource\": \"*\" } }" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-ba987EXAMPLE Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 336 Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:04:38 GMT { "Policy": { "Content": "{ \"Version\": \"2012-10-17\", \"Statement\": { \"Effect\": \"Allow\", \"Action\": \"s3:*\", \"Resource\": \"*\" } }", "PolicySummary": { "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:policy/o-exampleorgid/service_control_policy/p-examplepolicyid111", "AwsManaged": false; "Description": "This description replaces the original.", "Id": "p-examplepolicyid111", "Name": "Renamed-Policy", "Type": "SERVICE_CONTROL_POLICY" } } }

See Also

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