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[ aws . elasticache ]



For Redis engine version 6.0 onwards: Creates a Redis user. For more information, see Using Role Based Access Control (RBAC) .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--user-id <value>
--user-name <value>
--engine <value>
[--passwords <value>]
--access-string <value>
[--no-password-required | --no-no-password-required]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--user-id (string)

The ID of the user.

--user-name (string)

The username of the user.

--engine (string)

The current supported value is Redis.

--passwords (list)

Passwords used for this user. You can create up to two passwords for each user.



"string" "string" ...

--access-string (string)

Access permissions string used for this user.

--no-password-required | --no-no-password-required (boolean)

Indicates a password is not required for this user.

--tags (list)

A list of tags to be added to this resource. A tag is a key-value pair. A tag key must be accompanied by a tag value, although null is accepted.


A tag that can be added to an ElastiCache cluster or replication group. Tags are composed of a Key/Value pair. You can use tags to categorize and track all your ElastiCache resources, with the exception of global replication group. When you add or remove tags on replication groups, those actions will be replicated to all nodes in the replication group. A tag with a null Value is permitted.

Key -> (string)

The key for the tag. May not be null.

Value -> (string)

The tag's value. May be null.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string"

--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. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To create a user

The following create-user example creates a new user.

aws elasticache create-user \
    --user-id user1 \
    --user-name myUser \
    --passwords mYnuUzrpAxXw2rdzx \
    --engine redis \
    --access-string "on ~app::* -@all +@read"


    "UserId": "user2",
    "UserName": "myUser",
    "Status": "active",
    "Engine": "redis",
    "AccessString": "on ~app::* -@all +@read +@hash +@bitmap +@geo -setbit -bitfield -hset -hsetnx -hmset -hincrby -hincrbyfloat -hdel -bitop -geoadd -georadius -georadiusbymember",
    "UserGroupIds": [],
    "Authentication": {
        "Type": "password",
        "PasswordCount": 1
    "ARN": "arn:aws:elasticache:us-west-2:xxxxxxxxxx52:user:user2"

For more information, see Authenticating Users with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) in the Elasticache User Guide.


UserId -> (string)

The ID of the user.

UserName -> (string)

The username of the user.

Status -> (string)

Indicates the user status. Can be "active", "modifying" or "deleting".

Engine -> (string)

The current supported value is Redis.

MinimumEngineVersion -> (string)

The minimum engine version required, which is Redis 6.0

AccessString -> (string)

Access permissions string used for this user.

UserGroupIds -> (list)

Returns a list of the user group IDs the user belongs to.


Authentication -> (structure)

Denotes whether the user requires a password to authenticate.

Type -> (string)

Indicates whether the user requires a password to authenticate.

PasswordCount -> (integer)

The number of passwords belonging to the user. The maximum is two.

ARN -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the user.