WAF / Client / put_permission_policy




This is AWS WAF Classic documentation. For more information, see AWS WAF Classic in the developer guide.

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Attaches an IAM policy to the specified resource. The only supported use for this action is to share a RuleGroup across accounts.

The PutPermissionPolicy is subject to the following restrictions:

  • You can attach only one policy with each PutPermissionPolicy request.

  • The policy must include an Effect, Action and Principal.

  • Effect must specify Allow.

  • The Action in the policy must be waf:UpdateWebACL, waf-regional:UpdateWebACL, waf:GetRuleGroup and waf-regional:GetRuleGroup . Any extra or wildcard actions in the policy will be rejected.

  • The policy cannot include a Resource parameter.

  • The ARN in the request must be a valid WAF RuleGroup ARN and the RuleGroup must exist in the same region.

  • The user making the request must be the owner of the RuleGroup.

  • Your policy must be composed using IAM Policy version 2012-10-17.

For more information, see IAM Policies.

An example of a valid policy parameter is shown in the Examples section below.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.put_permission_policy(
  • ResourceArn (string) –


    The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the RuleGroup to which you want to attach the policy.

  • Policy (string) –


    The policy to attach to the specified RuleGroup.

Return type:



Response Syntax


Response Structure

  • (dict) –


  • WAF.Client.exceptions.WAFInternalErrorException

  • WAF.Client.exceptions.WAFStaleDataException

  • WAF.Client.exceptions.WAFNonexistentItemException

  • WAF.Client.exceptions.WAFInvalidPermissionPolicyException