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


  • The policy has only one version, that is, the default version. If multiple versions exist, you must delete all of the versions except the default one.
  • The policy is not referenced (that is, attached to a RAM user, RAM user group, or RAM role). If the policy is currently being referenced, remove related permissions in the policy. For more information, see Manage policy references.


  1. Log on to the RAM console.
  2. Choose Permissions > Policies.
  3. From the Policy Type drop-down list, select Custom Policy.
  4. In the Policy Name column, find the target custom policy and click Delete.
  5. Click OK.