[ aws . verifiedpermissions ]



Creates or updates the policy schema in the specified policy store. The schema is used to validate any Cedar policies and policy templates submitted to the policy store. Any changes to the schema validate only policies and templates submitted after the schema change. Existing policies and templates are not re-evaluated against the changed schema. If you later update a policy, then it is evaluated against the new schema at that time.


Verified Permissions is * eventually consistent * . It can take a few seconds for a new or changed element to be propagate through the service and be visible in the results of other Verified Permissions operations.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--policy-store-id <value>
--definition <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--policy-store-id (string)

Specifies the ID of the policy store in which to place the schema.

--definition (tagged union structure)

Specifies the definition of the schema to be stored. The schema definition must be written in Cedar schema JSON.


This is a Tagged Union structure. Only one of the following top level keys can be set: cedarJson.

cedarJson -> (string)

A JSON string representation of the schema supported by applications that use this policy store. For more information, see Policy store schema in the Amazon Verified Permissions User Guide .

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "cedarJson": "string"

--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. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To save a schema to a policy store

The following put-schema example creates or replaces the schema in the specified policy store.

The cedarJson parameter in the input file takes a string representation of a JSON object. It contains embedded quotation marks (”) within the outermost quotation mark pair. This requires you to convert the JSON to a string by preceding all embedded quotation marks with a backslash character ( “ ) and combining all lines into a single text line with no line breaks.

Example strings can be displayed wrapped across multiple lines here for readability, but the operation requires the parameters be submitted as single line strings.

aws verifiedpermissions put-schema
–definition file://schema.txt –policy-store-id PSEXAMPLEabcdefg111111

Contents of schema.txt:

    "cedarJson": "{\"MySampleNamespace\": {\"actions\": {\"remoteAccess\": {
            \"appliesTo\": {\"principalTypes\": [\"Employee\"]}}},\"entityTypes\": {
            \"Employee\": {\"shape\": {\"attributes\": {\"jobLevel\": {\"type\":
            \"Long\"},\"name\": {\"type\": \"String\"}},\"type\": \"Record\"}}}}}"


    "policyStoreId": "PSEXAMPLEabcdefg111111",
    "namespaces": [
    "createdDate": "2023-06-14T17:47:13.999885+00:00",
    "lastUpdatedDate": "2023-06-14T17:47:13.999885+00:00"

For more information about schema, see Policy store schema in the Amazon Verified Permissions User Guide.


policyStoreId -> (string)

The unique ID of the policy store that contains the schema.

namespaces -> (list)

Identifies the namespaces of the entities referenced by this schema.


createdDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time that the schema was originally created.

lastUpdatedDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time that the schema was last updated.