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[ aws . iam ]

update-account-password-policy

Description

Updates the password policy settings for the Amazon Web Services account.

Note

This operation 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. Also note that some parameters do not allow the default parameter to be explicitly set. Instead, to invoke the default value, do not include that parameter when you invoke the operation.

For more information about using a password policy, see Managing an IAM password policy in the IAM User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  update-account-password-policy
[--minimum-password-length <value>]
[--require-symbols | --no-require-symbols]
[--require-numbers | --no-require-numbers]
[--require-uppercase-characters | --no-require-uppercase-characters]
[--require-lowercase-characters | --no-require-lowercase-characters]
[--allow-users-to-change-password | --no-allow-users-to-change-password]
[--max-password-age <value>]
[--password-reuse-prevention <value>]
[--hard-expiry | --no-hard-expiry]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--minimum-password-length (integer)

The minimum number of characters allowed in an IAM user password.

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the operation uses the default value of 6 .

--require-symbols | --no-require-symbols (boolean)

Specifies whether IAM user passwords must contain at least one of the following non-alphanumeric characters:

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If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the operation uses the default value of false . The result is that passwords do not require at least one symbol character.

--require-numbers | --no-require-numbers (boolean)

Specifies whether IAM user passwords must contain at least one numeric character (0 to 9).

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the operation uses the default value of false . The result is that passwords do not require at least one numeric character.

--require-uppercase-characters | --no-require-uppercase-characters (boolean)

Specifies whether IAM user passwords must contain at least one uppercase character from the ISO basic Latin alphabet (A to Z).

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the operation uses the default value of false . The result is that passwords do not require at least one uppercase character.

--require-lowercase-characters | --no-require-lowercase-characters (boolean)

Specifies whether IAM user passwords must contain at least one lowercase character from the ISO basic Latin alphabet (a to z).

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the operation uses the default value of false . The result is that passwords do not require at least one lowercase character.

--allow-users-to-change-password | --no-allow-users-to-change-password (boolean)

Allows all IAM users in your account to use the Amazon Web Services Management Console to change their own passwords. For more information, see Permitting IAM users to change their own passwords in the IAM User Guide .

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the operation uses the default value of false . The result is that IAM users in the account do not automatically have permissions to change their own password.

--max-password-age (integer)

The number of days that an IAM user password is valid.

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the operation uses the default value of 0 . The result is that IAM user passwords never expire.

--password-reuse-prevention (integer)

Specifies the number of previous passwords that IAM users are prevented from reusing.

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the operation uses the default value of 0 . The result is that IAM users are not prevented from reusing previous passwords.

--hard-expiry | --no-hard-expiry (boolean)

Prevents IAM users who are accessing the account via the Amazon Web Services Management Console from setting a new console password after their password has expired. The IAM user cannot access the console until an administrator resets the password.

If you do not specify a value for this parameter, then the operation uses the default value of false . The result is that IAM users can change their passwords after they expire and continue to sign in as the user.

Note

In the Amazon Web Services Management Console, the custom password policy option Allow users to change their own password gives IAM users permissions to iam:ChangePassword for only their user and to the iam:GetAccountPasswordPolicy action. This option does not attach a permissions policy to each user, rather the permissions are applied at the account-level for all users by IAM. IAM users with iam:ChangePassword permission and active access keys can reset their own expired console password using the CLI or API.

--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

Note

To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To set or change the current account password policy

The following update-account-password-policy command sets the password policy to require a minimum length of eight characters and to require one or more numbers in the password:

aws iam update-account-password-policy --minimum-password-length 8 --require-numbers

Changes to an account's password policy affect any new passwords that are created for IAM users in the account. Password policy changes do not affect existing passwords.

For more information, see Setting an Account Password Policy for IAM Users in the Using IAM guide.

Output

None