AttachSecurityProfile - Amazon IoT
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Associates a Device Defender security profile with a thing group or this account. Each thing group or account can have up to five security profiles associated with it.

Requires permission to access the AttachSecurityProfile action.

Request Syntax

PUT /security-profiles/securityProfileName/targets?securityProfileTargetArn=securityProfileTargetArn HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The security profile that is attached.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9:_-]+

Required: Yes


The ARN of the target (thing group) to which the security profile is attached.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.



An unexpected error has occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A limit has been exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 410


The specified resource does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The rate exceeds the limit.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An exception thrown when the version of an entity specified with the expectedVersion parameter does not match the latest version in the system.

HTTP Status Code: 409

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: