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AWS Identity and Access Management
API Reference (API Version 2010-05-08)

ChangePassword

Changes the password of the IAM user who is calling this action. The root account password is not affected by this action.

To change the password for a different user, see UpdateLoginProfile. For more information about modifying passwords, see Managing Passwords in the IAM User Guide.

Request Parameters

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

NewPassword

The new password. The new password must conform to the AWS account's password policy, if one exists.

The regex pattern used to validate this parameter is a string of characters consisting of almost any printable ASCII character from the space (\u0020) through the end of the ASCII character range (\u00FF). You can also include the tab (\u0009), line feed (\u000A), and carriage return (\u000D) characters. Although any of these characters are valid in a password, note that many tools, such as the AWS Management Console, might restrict the ability to enter certain characters because they have special meaning within that tool.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\u0009\u000A\u000D\u0020-\u00FF]+

Required: Yes

OldPassword

The IAM user's current password.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\u0009\u000A\u000D\u0020-\u00FF]+

Required: Yes

Errors

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

EntityTemporarilyUnmodifiable

The request was rejected because it referenced an entity that is temporarily unmodifiable, such as a user name that was deleted and then recreated. The error indicates that the request is likely to succeed if you try again after waiting several minutes. The error message describes the entity.

HTTP Status Code: 409

InvalidUserType

The request was rejected because the type of user for the transaction was incorrect.

HTTP Status Code: 400

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

PasswordPolicyViolation

The request was rejected because the provided password did not meet the requirements imposed by the account password policy.

HTTP Status Code: 400

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=ChangePassword &OldPassword=U79}kgds4? &NewPassword=Lb0*1(9xpN &Version=2010-05-08 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

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

See Also

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