This topic describes how to delete a custom policy. You can delete a custom policy if permissions in the policy change or you no longer need the policy.


  • The policy has only one version, which is the default version. If more than one version exists, delete all versions except the default version.
  • The policy is not referenced, which means that the policy is not attached to a RAM user, RAM user group, or RAM role. If the policy is being referenced, delete the references to the policy. For more information, see Manage policy references.


  1. Log on to the RAM console by using an Alibaba Cloud account.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Policies under Permissions.
  3. On the Policies page, select Custom Policy from the Policy Type drop-down list.
  4. Find the target custom policy in the Policy Name column and click Delete in the Actions column.
  5. In the message that appears, click OK.