AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Deletes the specified policy from your organization. Before you perform this operation, you must first detach the policy from all OUs, roots, and accounts.

This operation can be called only from the organization's master account.


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

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


public abstract DeletePolicyResponse DeletePolicy(
         DeletePolicyRequest request
Type: Amazon.Organizations.Model.DeletePolicyRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the DeletePolicy service method, as returned by Organizations.


AccessDeniedException You don't have permissions to perform the requested operation. The user or role that is making the request must have at least one IAM permissions policy attached that grants the required permissions. For more information, see Access Management in the IAM User Guide.
AWSOrganizationsNotInUseException Your account is not a member of an organization. To make this request, you must use the credentials of an account that belongs to an organization.
ConcurrentModificationException The target of the operation is currently being modified by a different request. Try again later.
InvalidInputException The requested operation failed because you provided invalid values for one or more of the request parameters. This exception includes a reason that contains additional information about the violated limit: Some of the reasons in the following list might not be applicable to this specific API or operation: IMMUTABLE_POLICY: You specified a policy that is managed by AWS and cannot be modified. INPUT_REQUIRED: You must include a value for all required parameters. INVALID_ENUM: You specified a value that is not valid for that parameter. INVALID_FULL_NAME_TARGET: You specified a full name that contains invalid characters. INVALID_LIST_MEMBER: You provided a list to a parameter that contains at least one invalid value. INVALID_PARTY_TYPE_TARGET: You specified the wrong type of entity (account, organization, or email) as a party. INVALID_PAGINATION_TOKEN: Get the value for the NextToken parameter from the response to a previous call of the operation. INVALID_PATTERN: You provided a value that doesn't match the required pattern. INVALID_PATTERN_TARGET_ID: You specified a policy target ID that doesn't match the required pattern. INVALID_ROLE_NAME: You provided a role name that is not valid. A role name can’t begin with the reserved prefix 'AWSServiceRoleFor'. INVALID_SYNTAX_ORGANIZATION_ARN: You specified an invalid ARN for the organization. INVALID_SYNTAX_POLICY_ID: You specified an invalid policy ID. MAX_FILTER_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You can specify only one filter parameter for the operation. MAX_LENGTH_EXCEEDED: You provided a string parameter that is longer than allowed. MAX_VALUE_EXCEEDED: You provided a numeric parameter that has a larger value than allowed. MIN_LENGTH_EXCEEDED: You provided a string parameter that is shorter than allowed. MIN_VALUE_EXCEEDED: You provided a numeric parameter that has a smaller value than allowed. MOVING_ACCOUNT_BETWEEN_DIFFERENT_ROOTS: You can move an account only between entities in the same root.
PolicyInUseException The policy is attached to one or more entities. You must detach it from all roots, organizational units (OUs), and accounts before performing this operation.
PolicyNotFoundException We can't find a policy with the PolicyId that you specified.
ServiceException AWS Organizations can't complete your request because of an internal service error. Try again later.
TooManyRequestsException You've sent too many requests in too short a period of time. The limit helps protect against denial-of-service attacks. Try again later.


The following example shows how to delete a policy from an organization. The example assumes that you previously detached the policy from all entities:

To delete a policy

var response = client.DeletePolicy(new DeletePolicyRequest 
    PolicyId = "p-examplepolicyid111"


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

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