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First time using the AWS CLI? See the User Guide for help getting started.

[ aws . opsworks ]



Describes a user's SSH information.

Required Permissions : To use this action, an IAM user must have self-management enabled or an attached policy that explicitly grants permissions. For more information about user permissions, see Managing User Permissions .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--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 obtain a user's profile

The following example shows how to obtain the profile of the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user that is running the command.

aws opsworks --region us-east-1 describe-my-user-profile

Output: For brevity, most of the user's SSH public key is replaced by an ellipsis (...).

  "UserProfile": {
    "IamUserArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:user/myusername",
    "SshPublicKey": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQ...3LQ4aX9jpxQw== rsa-key-20141104",
    "Name": "myusername",
    "SshUsername": "myusername"

More Information

For more information, see Importing Users into AWS OpsWorks in the AWS OpsWorks User Guide.


UserProfile -> (structure)

A UserProfile object that describes the user's SSH information.

IamUserArn -> (string)

The user's IAM ARN.

Name -> (string)

The user's name.

SshUsername -> (string)

The user's SSH user name.

SshPublicKey -> (string)

The user's SSH public key.