AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
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Synopsis

Invokes the UpdateAccountPasswordPolicy operation against AWS Identity and Access Management.

Syntax

Update-IAMAccountPasswordPolicy
-AllowUsersToChangePassword <Boolean>
-HardExpiry <Boolean>
-MaxPasswordAge <Int32>
-MinimumPasswordLength <Int32>
-PasswordReusePrevention <Int32>
-RequireLowercaseCharacter <Boolean>
-RequireNumber <Boolean>
-RequireSymbol <Boolean>
-RequireUppercaseCharacter <Boolean>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

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

Parameters

-AllowUsersToChangePassword <Boolean>
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.Default value: false
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Force <SwitchParameter>
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-HardExpiry <Boolean>
Prevents IAM users from setting a new password after their password has expired.Default value: false
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-MaxPasswordAge <Int32>
The number of days that an IAM user password is valid. The default value of 0 means IAM user passwords never expire.Default value: 0
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-MinimumPasswordLength <Int32>
The minimum number of characters allowed in an IAM user password.Default value: 6
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-PasswordReusePrevention <Int32>
Specifies the number of previous passwords that IAM users are prevented from reusing. The default value of 0 means IAM users are not prevented from reusing previous passwords.Default value: 0
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-RequireLowercaseCharacter <Boolean>
Specifies whether IAM user passwords must contain at least one lowercase character from the ISO basic Latin alphabet (a to z).Default value: false
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-RequireNumber <Boolean>
Specifies whether IAM user passwords must contain at least one numeric character (0 to 9).Default value: false
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-RequireSymbol <Boolean>
Specifies whether IAM user passwords must contain at least one of the following non-alphanumeric characters:! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = [ ] { } | 'Default value: false
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-RequireUppercaseCharacter <Boolean>
Specifies whether IAM user passwords must contain at least one uppercase character from the ISO basic Latin alphabet (A to Z).Default value: false
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

This cmdlet does not accept pipeline input.

Outputs

None
This cmdlet does not generate any output. The service response (type Amazon.IdentityManagement.Model.UpdateAccountPasswordPolicyResponse) can be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\>Update-IAMAccountPasswordPolicy -AllowUsersToChangePasswords $true -HardExpiry $false -MaxPasswordAge 90 -MinimumPasswordLength 8 -PasswordReusePrevention 20 -RequireLowercaseCharacters $true -RequireNumbers $true -RequireSymbols $true -RequireUppercaseCharacters $true
This example updates the password policy for the account with the specified settings. Note that any parameters that are not included in the command are not left unmodified. Instead, they are reset to default values.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z