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API Reference (API Version 2010-05-08)

CreateServiceSpecificCredential

Generates a set of credentials consisting of a user name and password that can be used to access the service specified in the request. These credentials are generated by IAM, and can be used only for the specified service.

You can have a maximum of two sets of service-specific credentials for each supported service per user.

The only supported service at this time is AWS CodeCommit.

You can reset the password to a new service-generated value by calling ResetServiceSpecificCredential.

For more information about service-specific credentials, see Using IAM with AWS CodeCommit: Git Credentials, SSH Keys, and AWS Access Keys in the IAM User Guide.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

ServiceName

The name of the AWS service that is to be associated with the credentials. The service you specify here is the only service that can be accessed using these credentials.

Type: String

Required: Yes

UserName

The name of the IAM user that is to be associated with the credentials. The new service-specific credentials have the same permissions as the associated user except that they can be used only to access the specified service.

This parameter allows (per its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: =,.@-

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: [\w+=,.@-]+

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.

ServiceSpecificCredential

A structure that contains information about the newly created service-specific credential.

Important

This is the only time that the password for this credential set is available. It cannot be recovered later. Instead, you will have to reset the password with ResetServiceSpecificCredential.

Type: ServiceSpecificCredential object

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

LimitExceeded

The request was rejected because it attempted to create resources beyond the current AWS account limits. The error message describes the limit exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 409

NoSuchEntity

The request was rejected because it referenced an entity that does not exist. The error message describes the entity.

HTTP Status Code: 404

NotSupportedService

The specified service does not support service-specific credentials.

HTTP Status Code: 404

Example

In the following example, the caller creates service-specific credentials for the IAM user named Anika in account 123456789012. The credentials can be used only with the AWS service associated with the service endpoint at codecommit.amazonaws.com .

Sample Request

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https://iam.amazonaws.com/?Action=CreateServiceSpecificCredential &UserName=Anika &ServiceName=codecommit.amazonaws.com &Version=2010-05-08 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

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<CreateServiceSpecificCredentialResponse xmlns="https://iam.amazonaws.com/doc/2010-05-08/"> <CreateServiceSpecificCredentialResult> <ServiceSpecificCredential> <ServicePassword>xTBAr/czp+D3EXAMPLE47lrJ6/43r2zqGwR3EXAMPLE=</ServicePassword> <ServiceName>codecommit.amazonaws.com</ServiceName> <UserName>anika</UserName> <ServiceUserName>anika+1-at-123456789012</ServiceUserName> <ServiceSpecificCredentialId>ACCA12345ABCDEXAMPLE</ServiceSpecificCredentialId> <Status>Active</Status> <CreateDate>2016-11-01T17:47:22.382Z</CreateDate> </ServiceSpecificCredential> </CreateServiceSpecificCredentialResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-ba987EXAMPLE</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </CreateServiceSpecificCredentialResponse>

See Also

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