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How IAM Users Change Their Own Password

If users have been granted permission to change their own passwords, they can use a special page in the AWS Management Console to do this. They can also use the command line interface or the IAM API.

For information about the permissions that users need in order to change their own passwords, see Permitting IAM Users to Change Their Own Passwords.

How Users Change Their Own Password (AWS Management Console)

The following procedure describes how an IAM user can use the AWS Management Console to change his or her own password.

To use the console to change your own password as an IAM user

  1. Type your account sign-in URL into your browser's address bar. Then use your IAM user name and password to sign in to the console. The URL looks like this, if you use the global sign-in endpoint:

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    https://your_AWS_Account_ID.signin.aws.amazon.com/console/

    To get the URL for your sign-in page, contact your administrator.

  2. In the navigation bar of the console, click the arrow next to your user name and then click Security Credentials.

    
              AWS Management Console Security Credentials link
  3. For Old Password, type your current password. Type a new password in the New Password and Confirm New Password boxes. Then click Change Password.

    Note

    If the account has a password policy, the new password must meet the requirements of that policy. For more information, see Setting an Account Password Policy for IAM Users.

How Users Change Their Own Password (AWS CLI, Tools for Windows PowerShell, and AWS API)

As an IAM user, you can use the AWS CLI, Tools for Windows PowerShell, or AWS API to change your own password.

To change your own IAM password, use the following commands