This topic describes how to manage policy versions, such as viewing a policy version, setting the default policy version, and deleting a policy version.

Background information

  • You can retain multiple versions for a policy.
  • If you reach the maximum number of policy versions allowed, we recommend that you delete versions you no longer need to save space.
  • Even if a policy has multiple versions, only one version is active. The active version is known as the default version.
  • The default version can be viewed but cannot be deleted.


  1. Log on to the RAM console.
  2. Choose Permissions > Policies.
  3. In the Policy Name column, click the name of the target policy.
  4. On the Versions tab, you can:
    • Click View to view the policy version and the policy document.
    • Click Use This Version to set the policy version to the default version.
    • Click Delete to delete the policy version.