This topic describes how to manage custom policy versions, including how to view a policy version, specify the default policy version, and delete a policy version.

Background information

RAM allows you to manage the versions of custom policies.

  • You can retain more than one version for a policy.
  • If the number of policy versions reaches the upper limit, you must delete the versions that you no longer need.
  • For a policy with more than one version, only the default version is active.
  • The default version can be viewed. However, it cannot be deleted.


  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, click the name of the target policy in the Policy Name column.
  4. On the page that appears, click the Versions tab. On this tab, you can view, specify, and delete policy versions.
    • To view a policy version and its document, click View in the Actions column.
    • To specify a policy version as the default version, click Use This Version in the Actions column.
      Note You can specify a previous default version as the default version if needed.
    • To delete a policy version, click Delete in the Actions column. In the message that appears, click OK.