VerifiedPermissions / Client / create_policy_store



Creates a policy store. A policy store is a container for policy resources.


Although Cedar supports multiple namespaces, Verified Permissions currently supports only one namespace per policy store.


Verified Permissions is eventually consistent . It can take a few seconds for a new or changed element to be propagate through the service and be visible in the results of other Verified Permissions operations.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.create_policy_store(
        'mode': 'OFF'|'STRICT'
  • clientToken (string) –

    Specifies a unique, case-sensitive ID that you provide to ensure the idempotency of the request. This lets you safely retry the request without accidentally performing the same operation a second time. Passing the same value to a later call to an operation requires that you also pass the same value for all other parameters. We recommend that you use a UUID type of value..

    If you don’t provide this value, then Amazon Web Services generates a random one for you.

    If you retry the operation with the same ClientToken, but with different parameters, the retry fails with an IdempotentParameterMismatch error.

    This field is autopopulated if not provided.

  • validationSettings (dict) –


    Specifies the validation setting for this policy store.

    Currently, the only valid and required value is Mode.


    We recommend that you turn on STRICT mode only after you define a schema. If a schema doesn’t exist, then STRICT mode causes any policy to fail validation, and Verified Permissions rejects the policy. You can turn off validation by using the UpdatePolicyStore. Then, when you have a schema defined, use UpdatePolicyStore again to turn validation back on.

    • mode (string) – [REQUIRED]

      The validation mode currently configured for this policy store. The valid values are:

      • OFF – Neither Verified Permissions nor Cedar perform any validation on policies. No validation errors are reported by either service.

      • STRICT – Requires a schema to be present in the policy store. Cedar performs validation on all submitted new or updated static policies and policy templates. Any that fail validation are rejected and Cedar doesn’t store them in the policy store.


      If Mode=STRICT and the policy store doesn’t contain a schema, Verified Permissions rejects all static policies and policy templates because there is no schema to validate against.

      To submit a static policy or policy template without a schema, you must turn off validation.

  • description (string) – Descriptive text that you can provide to help with identification of the current policy store.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'policyStoreId': 'string',
    'arn': 'string',
    'createdDate': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
    'lastUpdatedDate': datetime(2015, 1, 1)

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • policyStoreId (string) –

      The unique ID of the new policy store.

    • arn (string) –

      The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the new policy store.

    • createdDate (datetime) –

      The date and time the policy store was originally created.

    • lastUpdatedDate (datetime) –

      The date and time the policy store was last updated.