Policy / Action / attach_user



Attaches the specified managed policy to the specified user.

You use this operation to attach a managed policy to a user. To embed an inline policy in a user, use PutUserPolicy.

As a best practice, you can validate your IAM policies. To learn more, see Validating IAM policies in the IAM User Guide.

For more information about policies, see Managed policies and inline policies in the IAM User Guide.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = policy.attach_user(


UserName (string) –


The name (friendly name, not ARN) of the IAM user to attach the policy to.

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: _+=,.@-