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How to manage IAM policies

Reviewed on 17 June 2023Published on 20 June 2022

You can manage IAM policies in an Organization if you are the Owner of that Organization, or if you have sufficient permissions (via existing policies) to do so. Management actions including editing, attaching and detaching policies to/from groups and deleting groups from the Organization.

Before you start

To complete the actions presented below, you must have:

  • A Scaleway account logged into the console
  • Owner status or IAM permissions allowing you to perform actions in the intended Organization

How to access the policy overview

  1. Click Identity and Access Management (IAM) from the top-right of your Organization Dashboard in the Scaleway console. The Users tab of the Identity and Access Management dashboard displays.
  2. Click the Policies tab. A list of the Organization’s IAM policies displays.
  3. Click the name of the policy you want to manage. Alternatively, click «See more Icon» next to the policy, and select Overview. Either way, you are taken to the policy’s Overview page. Follow the steps below depending on the management action you wish to take.

How to edit a policy’s name and description

From the policy’s Overview page:

  • Click directly on the policy name at the top of the page (instance-manager in the example above) to edit it, and click «Validate Icon» when finished.
  • Click directly on the policy description in the Policy Information panel (data-project-group in the example above) to edit it, and click «Validate Icon» when finished.

How to edit a policy’s rules

  1. From the policy’s Overview page, scroll down to the Rules panel and click «Edit Icon» next to the rule you want to edit.
  2. Edit the rule as required, and click Validate to finish.
    Tip

    See our documentation about creating policies for more help with building rules.

How to delete a policy

Important

Be aware that when deleting a policy, all permissions it gives to its principal (user, group, or application) will be revoked.

  1. From the policy’s Overview page, scroll down to the Delete policy panel.
  2. Click Delete policy. A warning displays, asking you to confirm your action.
  3. Type DELETE to confirm, and click Delete policy to validate.
See also
How to create a policyHow to view event logs
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