/sys/policy

The /sys/policy endpoint is used to manage ACL policies in Vault.

List Policies

This endpoint lists all configured policies.

MethodPath
GET/sys/policy

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/policy

Sample Response

{
  "policies": ["root", "deploy"]
}

Read Policy

This endpoint retrieve the policy body for the named policy.

MethodPath
GET/sys/policy/:name

Parameters

  • name (string: <required>) – Specifies the name of the policy to retrieve. This is specified as part of the request URL.

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/policy/my-policy

Sample Response

{
  "name": "my-policy",
  "rules": "path \"secret/*\"...
}

Create/Update Policy

This endpoint adds a new or updates an existing policy. Once a policy is updated, it takes effect immediately to all associated users.

MethodPath
PUT/sys/policy/:name

Parameters

  • name (string: <required>) – Specifies the name of the policy to create. This is specified as part of the request URL.

  • policy (string: <required>) - Specifies the policy document.

Sample Payload

{
  "policy": "path \"secret/foo\" {..."
}

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request PUT \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/policy/my-policy

Delete Policy

This endpoint deletes the policy with the given name. This will immediately affect all users associated with this policy.

MethodPath
DELETE/sys/policy/:name

Parameters

  • name (string: <required>) – Specifies the name of the policy to delete. This is specified as part of the request URL.

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request DELETE \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/policy/my-policy