AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Adds or updates an inline policy document that is embedded in the specified IAM group.

A user can also have managed policies attached to it. To attach a managed policy to a group, use AttachGroupPolicy. To create a new managed policy, use CreatePolicy. For information about policies, see Managed Policies and Inline Policies in the IAM User Guide.

For information about limits on the number of inline policies that you can embed in a group, see Limitations on IAM Entities in the IAM User Guide.

Because policy documents can be large, you should use POST rather than GET when calling PutGroupPolicy. For general information about using the Query API with IAM, go to Making Query Requests in the IAM User Guide.


For .NET Core this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to PutGroupPolicyAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.IdentityManagement
Assembly: AWSSDK.IdentityManagement.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual PutGroupPolicyResponse PutGroupPolicy(
         PutGroupPolicyRequest request
Type: Amazon.IdentityManagement.Model.PutGroupPolicyRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the PutGroupPolicy service method, as returned by IdentityManagementService.


LimitExceededException The request was rejected because it attempted to create resources beyond the current AWS account limitations. The error message describes the limit exceeded.
MalformedPolicyDocumentException The request was rejected because the policy document was malformed. The error message describes the specific error.
NoSuchEntityException The request was rejected because it referenced a resource entity that does not exist. The error message describes the resource.
ServiceFailureException The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.


The following command adds a policy named AllPerms to the IAM group named Admins.

To add a policy to a group

var response = client.PutGroupPolicy(new PutGroupPolicyRequest 
    GroupName = "Admins",
    PolicyDocument = "{\"Version\":\"2012-10-17\",\"Statement\":{\"Effect\":\"Allow\",\"Action\":\"*\",\"Resource\":\"*\"}}",
    PolicyName = "AllPerms"


Version Information

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

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