AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 3.5
Adds a permission to a queue for a specific principal. This allows for sharing access to the queue.

When you create a queue, you have full control access rights for the queue. Only you (as owner of the queue) can grant or deny permissions to the queue. For more information about these permissions, see Shared Queues in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide.

AddPermission writes an Amazon SQS-generated policy. If you want to write your own policy, use SetQueueAttributes to upload your policy. For more information about writing your own policy, see Using The Access Policy Language in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide.

Some API actions take lists of parameters. These lists are specified using the param.n notation. Values of n are integers starting from 1. For example, a parameter list with two elements looks like this:



Namespace: Amazon.SQS
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)


public abstract AddPermissionResponse AddPermission(
         AddPermissionRequest request


Type: Amazon.SQS.Model.AddPermissionRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the AddPermission service method.

Return Value
Type: Amazon.SQS.Model.AddPermissionResponse
The response from the AddPermission service method, as returned by SQS.


OverLimitException The action that you requested would violate a limit. For example, ReceiveMessage returns this error if the maximum number of messages inflight has already been reached. AddPermission returns this error if the maximum number of permissions for the queue has already been reached.


This example shows how to add a permission.

Add permission example

var client = new AmazonSQSClient();

var request = new AddPermissionRequest
  Actions = new List<string>() { "GetQueueAttributes", "GetQueueUrl" },
  AWSAccountIds = new List<string>() { "80398EXAMPLE" },
  Label = "JohnDoeCanAccessQueues",
  QueueUrl = ""


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5