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API Reference (API Version 2010-05-08)

UpdateAccountPasswordPolicy

Updates the password policy settings for the AWS account.

Note

  • This action does not support partial updates. No parameters are required, but if you do not specify a parameter, that parameter's value reverts to its default value. See the Request Parameters section for each parameter's default value. Also note that some parameters do not allow the default parameter to be explicitly set. Instead, to invoke the default value, do not include that parameter when you invoke the action.

For more information about using a password policy, see Managing an IAM Password Policy in the IAM User Guide.

Request Parameters

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

AllowUsersToChangePassword

Allows all IAM users in your account to use the AWS Management Console to change their own passwords. For more information, see Letting IAM Users Change Their Own Passwords in the IAM User Guide.

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the action uses the default value of false, meaning that IAM users in the account do not automatically have permissions to change their own password.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

HardExpiry

Prevents IAM users from setting a new password after their password has expired. The IAM user cannot be accessed until an administrator resets the password.

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the action uses the default value of false, meaning that IAM users can change their passwords after they expire and continue to sign in as the user.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

MaxPasswordAge

The number of days that an IAM user password is valid.

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the action uses the default value of 0, meaning IAM user passwords never expire.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 1095.

Required: No

MinimumPasswordLength

The minimum number of characters allowed in an IAM user password.

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the action uses the default value of 6.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 6. Maximum value of 128.

Required: No

PasswordReusePrevention

Specifies the number of previous passwords that IAM users are prevented from reusing.

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the action uses the default value of 0, which means IAM users are not prevented from reusing previous passwords.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 24.

Required: No

RequireLowercaseCharacters

Specifies whether IAM user passwords must contain at least one lowercase character from the ISO basic Latin alphabet (a to z).

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the action uses the default value of false, meaning that passwords do not require at least one lowercase character.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

RequireNumbers

Specifies whether IAM user passwords must contain at least one numeric character (0 to 9).

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the action uses the default value of false, meaning that passwords do not require at least one numeric character.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

RequireSymbols

Specifies whether IAM user passwords must contain at least one of the following non-alphanumeric characters:

! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = [ ] { } | '

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the action uses the default value of false, meaning that passwords do not require at least one symbol character.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

RequireUppercaseCharacters

Specifies whether IAM user passwords must contain at least one uppercase character from the ISO basic Latin alphabet (A to Z).

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the action uses the default value of false, meaning that passwords do not require at least one uppercase character.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

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

MalformedPolicyDocument

The request was rejected because the policy document was malformed. The error message describes the specific error.

HTTP Status Code: 400

NoSuchEntity

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

HTTP Status Code: 404

ServiceFailure

The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500

Example

Sample Request

https://iam.amazonaws.com/?Action=UpdateAccountPasswordPolicy
&AllowUsersToChangePassword=true
&HardExpiry=false
&MaxPasswordAge=90
&MinimumPasswordLength=12
&PasswordReusePrevention=12
&RequireLowercaseCharacters=true
&RequireNumbers=true
&RequireSymbols=true
&RequireUppercaseCharacters=true
&Version=2010-05-08
&AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<UpdateAccountPasswordPolicyResponse xmlns="https://iam.amazonaws.com/doc/2010-05-08/">
 <ResponseMetadata>
    <RequestId>7a62c49f-347e-4fc4-9331-6e8eEXAMPLE</RequestId>
 </ResponseMetadata>
</UpdateAccountPasswordPolicyResponse>

See Also

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