[ aws . iot ]



Sets the specified version of the specified policy as the policy’s default (operative) version. This action affects all certificates to which the policy is attached. To list the principals the policy is attached to, use the ListPrincipalPolicy API.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--policy-name <value>
--policy-version-id <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--policy-name (string)

The policy name.

--policy-version-id (string)

The policy version ID.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To set the default version for a policy

The following set-default-policy-version example sets the default version to 2 for the policy named UpdateDeviceCertPolicy.

aws iot set-default-policy-version \
    --policy-name UpdateDeviceCertPolicy \
    --policy-version-id 2

This command produces no output.