This topic describes how to manage custom policy versions, such as how to view a policy version, set a policy version to the current policy version, and delete a policy version.

Background information

Resource Access Management (RAM) allows you to manage the versions of custom policies.

  • A custom policy has a maximum of five versions.
  • If you modify a custom policy that has five versions, a version is created, and the earliest version that is not in use is deleted. You can also delete the versions that you no longer need.
  • If a policy has more than one version, only the current version is active.
  • The current version can be viewed but cannot be deleted.


  1. Log on to the RAM console by using your Alibaba Cloud account.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Permissions > Policies.
  3. In the Policy Name column on the Policies page, click the name of the policy that you want to manage.
  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 name, version, and its document, click View in the Actions column.
    • To set a policy version to the current policy version, click Use This Version in the Actions column.
    • To delete a policy version, click Delete in the Actions column. In the message that appears, click OK.