AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Adds a permission to a queue for a specific principal. This allows sharing access to the queue.

When you create a queue, you have full control access rights for the queue. Only you, the owner of the queue, can grant or deny permissions to the queue. For more information about these permissions, see Shared Queues in the Amazon Simple Queue Service Developer Guide.

AddPermission writes an Amazon-SQS-generated policy. If you want to write your own policy, use SetQueueAttributes to upload your policy. For more information about writing your own policy, see Using The Access Policy Language in the Amazon Simple Queue Service Developer Guide.

Some actions take lists of parameters. These lists are specified using the param.n notation. Values of n are integers starting from 1. For example, a parameter list with two elements looks like this:




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

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


public virtual AddPermissionResponse AddPermission(
         AddPermissionRequest request
Type: Amazon.SQS.Model.AddPermissionRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the AddPermission service method, as returned by SQS.


OverLimitException The action that you requested would violate a limit. For example, ReceiveMessage returns this error if the maximum number of inflight messages is reached. AddPermission returns this error if the maximum number of permissions for the queue is reached.


This example shows how to add a permission.

Add permission example

var client = new AmazonSQSClient();

var request = new AddPermissionRequest
  Actions = new List() { "GetQueueAttributes", "GetQueueUrl" },
  AWSAccountIds = new List() { "80398EXAMPLE" },
  Label = "JohnDoeCanAccessQueues",
  QueueUrl = ""


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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