AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates a new group.

For information about the number of groups you can create, see Limitations on IAM Entities in the IAM User Guide.


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

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


public abstract CreateGroupResponse CreateGroup(
         CreateGroupRequest request
Type: Amazon.IdentityManagement.Model.CreateGroupRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the CreateGroup 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 creates an IAM group named Admins.

To create an IAM group

var response = client.CreateGroup(new CreateGroupRequest 
    GroupName = "Admins"

Group group = response.Group;


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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