AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the CreateRole operation. Creates a new role for your AWS account. For more information about roles, go to IAM Roles. For information about limitations on role names and the number of roles you can create, go to Limitations on IAM Entities in the IAM User Guide.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


public class CreateRoleRequest : AmazonIdentityManagementServiceRequest

The CreateRoleRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method CreateRoleRequest()


Public Property AssumeRolePolicyDocument System.String

Gets and sets the property AssumeRolePolicyDocument.

The trust relationship policy document that grants an entity permission to assume the role.

The regex pattern used to validate this parameter is a string of characters consisting of the following:

  • Any printable ASCII character ranging from the space character (\u0020) through the end of the ASCII character range

  • The printable characters in the Basic Latin and Latin-1 Supplement character set (through \u00FF)

  • The special characters tab (\u0009), line feed (\u000A), and carriage return (\u000D)

Public Property Description System.String

Gets and sets the property Description.

A description of the role.

Public Property MaxSessionDuration System.Int32

Gets and sets the property MaxSessionDuration.

The maximum session duration (in seconds) that you want to set for the specified role. If you do not specify a value for this setting, the default maximum of one hour is applied. This setting can have a value from 1 hour to 12 hours.

Anyone who assumes the role from the AWS CLI or API can use the DurationSeconds API parameter or the duration-seconds CLI parameter to request a longer session. The MaxSessionDuration setting determines the maximum duration that can be requested using the DurationSeconds parameter. If users don't specify a value for the DurationSeconds parameter, their security credentials are valid for one hour by default. This applies when you use the AssumeRole* API operations or the assume-role* CLI operations but does not apply when you use those operations to create a console URL. For more information, see Using IAM Roles in the IAM User Guide.

Public Property Path System.String

Gets and sets the property Path.

The path to the role. For more information about paths, see IAM Identifiers in the IAM User Guide.

This parameter is optional. If it is not included, it defaults to a slash (/).

This parameter allows (per its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of either a forward slash (/) by itself or a string that must begin and end with forward slashes. In addition, it can contain any ASCII character from the ! (\u0021) through the DEL character (\u007F), including most punctuation characters, digits, and upper and lowercased letters.

Public Property PermissionsBoundary System.String

Gets and sets the property PermissionsBoundary.

The ARN of the policy that is used to set the permissions boundary for the role.

Public Property RoleName System.String

Gets and sets the property RoleName.

The name of the role to create.

This parameter allows (per its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: _+=,.@-

Role names are not distinguished by case. For example, you cannot create roles named both "PRODROLE" and "prodrole".


The following command creates a role named Test-Role and attaches a trust policy to it that is provided as a URL-encoded JSON string.

To create an IAM role

var response = client.CreateRole(new CreateRoleRequest 
    AssumeRolePolicyDocument = "",
    Path = "/",
    RoleName = "Test-Role"

Role role = response.Role;


Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.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