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[ aws . iam ]



Retrieves the user name and password-creation date for the specified IAM user. If the user has not been assigned a password, the operation returns a 404 (NoSuchEntity ) error.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--user-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--user-name (string)

The name of the user whose login profile you want to retrieve.

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern ) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: _+=,.@-

--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 get password information for an IAM user

The following get-login-profile command gets information about the password for the IAM user named Bob:

aws iam get-login-profile --user-name Bob


    "LoginProfile": {
        "UserName": "Bob",
        "CreateDate": "2012-09-21T23:03:39Z"

The get-login-profile command can be used to verify that an IAM user has a password. The command returns a NoSuchEntity error if no password is defined for the user.

You cannot view a password using this command. If the password is lost, you can reset the password (update-login-profile) for the user. Alternatively, you can delete the login profile (delete-login-profile) for the user and then create a new one (create-login-profile).

For more information, see Managing Passwords in the Using IAM guide.


LoginProfile -> (structure)

A structure containing the user name and password create date for the user.

UserName -> (string)

The name of the user, which can be used for signing in to the AWS Management Console.

CreateDate -> (timestamp)

The date when the password for the user was created.

PasswordResetRequired -> (boolean)

Specifies whether the user is required to set a new password on next sign-in.