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Creates a new user profile.

Required Permissions : To use this action, an IAM user must have an attached policy that explicitly grants permissions. For more information on user permissions, see Managing User Permissions .

See also: AWS API Documentation


--iam-user-arn <value>
[--ssh-username <value>]
[--ssh-public-key <value>]
[--allow-self-management | --no-allow-self-management]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--iam-user-arn (string)

The user's IAM ARN; this can also be a federated user's ARN.

--ssh-username (string)

The user's SSH user name. The allowable characters are [a-z], [A-Z], [0-9], '-', and '_'. If the specified name includes other punctuation marks, AWS OpsWorks Stacks removes them. For example, will be changed to myname . If you do not specify an SSH user name, AWS OpsWorks Stacks generates one from the IAM user name.

--ssh-public-key (string)

The user's public SSH key.

--allow-self-management | --no-allow-self-management (boolean)

Whether users can specify their own SSH public key through the My Settings page. For more information, see Setting an IAM User's Public SSH Key .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.


To create a user profile

You import an AWS Identity and Access Manager (IAM) user into AWS OpsWorks by calling create-user-profile to create a user profile. The following example creates a user profile for the cli-user-test IAM user, who is identified by Amazon Resource Name (ARN). The example assigns the user an SSH username of myusername and enables self management, which allows the user to specify an SSH public key.

aws opsworks --region us-east-1 create-user-profile --iam-user-arn arn:aws:iam::123456789102:user/cli-user-test --ssh-username myusername --allow-self-management


  "IamUserArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789102:user/cli-user-test"

Tip: This command imports an IAM user into AWS OpsWorks, but only with the permissions that are granted by the attached policies. You can grant per-stack AWS OpsWorks permissions by using the set-permissions command.

More Information

For more information, see Importing Users into AWS OpsWorks in the AWS OpsWorks User Guide.


IamUserArn -> (string)

The user's IAM ARN.