[ aws . verifiedpermissions ]



Updates the specified policy template. You can update only the description and the some elements of the policyBody .


Changes you make to the policy template content are immediately (within the constraints of eventual consistency) reflected in authorization decisions that involve all template-linked policies instantiated from this template.


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

See also: AWS API Documentation


--policy-store-id <value>
--policy-template-id <value>
[--description <value>]
--statement <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 that contains the policy template that you want to update.

--policy-template-id (string)

Specifies the ID of the policy template that you want to update.

--description (string)

Specifies a new description to apply to the policy template.

--statement (string)

Specifies new statement content written in Cedar policy language to replace the current body of the policy template.

You can change only the following elements of the policy body:

  • The action referenced by the policy template.
  • Any conditional clauses, such as when or unless clauses.

You can’t change the following elements:

  • The effect (permit or forbid ) of the policy template.
  • The principal referenced by the policy template.
  • The resource referenced by the policy template.

--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 .

Example 1: To update a policy template

The following update-policy-template example modifies the specified template-linked policy to replace its policy statement.

aws verifiedpermissions update-policy-template \
    --policy-template-id PTEXAMPLEabcdefg111111 \
    --statement file://template1.txt \
    --policy-store-id PSEXAMPLEabcdefg111111

Contents of file template1.txt:

    principal in ?principal,
    action == Action::"view",
    resource == Photo::"VacationPhoto94.jpg"


    "createdDate": "2023-06-12T20:47:42.804511+00:00",
    "lastUpdatedDate": "2023-06-12T20:47:42.804511+00:00",
    "policyStoreId": "PSEXAMPLEabcdefg111111",
    "policyTemplateId": "PTEXAMPLEabcdefg111111"

For more information about policy templates, see Amazon Verified Permissions policy templates in the Amazon Verified Permissions User Guide.


policyStoreId -> (string)

The ID of the policy store that contains the updated policy template.

policyTemplateId -> (string)

The ID of the updated policy template.

createdDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time that the policy template was originally created.

lastUpdatedDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time that the policy template was most recently updated.