AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Updates the name and/or the path of the specified IAM group.

You should understand the implications of changing a group's path or name. For more information, see Renaming Users and Groups in the IAM User Guide.

The person making the request (the principal), must have permission to change the role group with the old name and the new name. For example, to change the group named Managers to MGRs, the principal must have a policy that allows them to update both groups. If the principal has permission to update the Managers group, but not the MGRs group, then the update fails. For more information about permissions, see Access Management.


For .NET Core, PCL and Unity this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to UpdateGroupAsync.

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


public virtual UpdateGroupResponse UpdateGroup(
         UpdateGroupRequest request
Type: Amazon.IdentityManagement.Model.UpdateGroupRequest

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

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


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


The following command changes the name of the IAM group Test to Test-1.

To rename an IAM group

var response = client.UpdateGroup(new UpdateGroupRequest 
    GroupName = "Test",
    NewGroupName = "Test-1"


Version Information

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

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

Supported Versions: 4.6 and above
Supported Platforms: Android, iOS, Standalone

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