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create-user

Description

Creates a new IAM user for your AWS account.

For information about limitations on the number of IAM users you can create, see Limitations on IAM Entities in the IAM User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-user
[--path <value>]
--user-name <value>
[--permissions-boundary <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--path (string)

The path for the user name. For more information about paths, see IAM Identifiers in the IAM User Guide .

This parameter is optional. If it is not included, it defaults to a slash (/).

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern ) a string of characters consisting of either a forward slash (/) by itself or a string that must begin and end with forward slashes. In addition, it can contain any ASCII character from the ! (u0021) through the DEL character (u007F), including most punctuation characters, digits, and upper and lowercased letters.

--user-name (string)

The name of the user to create.

IAM user, group, role, and policy names must be unique within the account. Names are not distinguished by case. For example, you cannot create resources named both "MyResource" and "myresource".

--permissions-boundary (string)

The ARN of the policy that is used to set the permissions boundary for the user.

--tags (list)

A list of tags that you want to attach to the newly created user. Each tag consists of a key name and an associated value. For more information about tagging, see Tagging IAM Identities in the IAM User Guide .

Note

If any one of the tags is invalid or if you exceed the allowed number of tags per user, then the entire request fails and the user is not created.

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.

Examples

To create an IAM user

The following create-user command creates an IAM user named Bob in the current account:

aws iam create-user --user-name Bob

Output:

{
    "User": {
        "UserName": "Bob",
        "Path": "/",
        "CreateDate": "2013-06-08T03:20:41.270Z",
        "UserId": "AIDAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE",
        "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:user/Bob"
    }
}

For more information, see Adding a New User to Your AWS Account in the Using IAM guide.

Output

User -> (structure)

A structure with details about the new IAM user.

Path -> (string)

The path to the user. For more information about paths, see IAM Identifiers in the Using IAM guide.

UserName -> (string)

The friendly name identifying the user.

UserId -> (string)

The stable and unique string identifying the user. For more information about IDs, see IAM Identifiers in the Using IAM guide.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that identifies the user. For more information about ARNs and how to use ARNs in policies, see IAM Identifiers in the Using IAM guide.

CreateDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time, in ISO 8601 date-time format , when the user was created.

PasswordLastUsed -> (timestamp)

The date and time, in ISO 8601 date-time format , when the user's password was last used to sign in to an AWS website. For a list of AWS websites that capture a user's last sign-in time, see the Credential Reports topic in the Using IAM guide. If a password is used more than once in a five-minute span, only the first use is returned in this field. If the field is null (no value), then it indicates that they never signed in with a password. This can be because:

  • The user never had a password.
  • A password exists but has not been used since IAM started tracking this information on October 20, 2014.

A null valuedoes not mean that the user never had a password. Also, if the user does not currently have a password, but had one in the past, then this field contains the date and time the most recent password was used.

This value is returned only in the GetUser and ListUsers operations.

PermissionsBoundary -> (structure)

The ARN of the policy used to set the permissions boundary for the user.

For more information about permissions boundaries, see Permissions Boundaries for IAM Identities in the IAM User Guide .

PermissionsBoundaryType -> (string)

The permissions boundary usage type that indicates what type of IAM resource is used as the permissions boundary for an entity. This data type can only have a value of Policy .

PermissionsBoundaryArn -> (string)

The ARN of the policy used to set the permissions boundary for the user or role.

Tags -> (list)

A list of tags that are associated with the specified user. For more information about tagging, see Tagging IAM Identities in the IAM User Guide .

(structure)

A structure that represents user-provided metadata that can be associated with a resource such as an IAM user or role. For more information about tagging, see Tagging IAM Identities in the IAM User Guide .

Key -> (string)

The key name that can be used to look up or retrieve the associated value. For example, Department or Cost Center are common choices.

Value -> (string)

The value associated with this tag. For example, tags with a key name of Department could have values such as Human Resources , Accounting , and Support . Tags with a key name of Cost Center might have values that consist of the number associated with the different cost centers in your company. Typically, many resources have tags with the same key name but with different values.

Note

AWS always interprets the tag Value as a single string. If you need to store an array, you can store comma-separated values in the string. However, you must interpret the value in your code.