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Describe specified users.

Required Permissions : To use this action, an IAM user must have 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.


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


--iam-user-arns (list)

An array of IAM or federated user ARNs that identify the users to be described.


"string" "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 describe user profiles

The following describe-user-profiles command describes the account's user profiles.

aws opsworks --region us-east-1 describe-user-profiles


  "UserProfiles": [
      "IamUserArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:user/someuser",
      "SshPublicKey": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAQEAkOuP7i80q3Cko...",
      "AllowSelfManagement": true,
      "Name": "someuser",
      "SshUsername": "someuser"
      "IamUserArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:user/cli-user-test",
      "AllowSelfManagement": true,
      "Name": "cli-user-test",
      "SshUsername": "myusername"

More Information

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


UserProfiles -> (list)

A Users object that describes the specified users.


Describes a 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.

AllowSelfManagement -> (boolean)

Whether users can specify their own SSH public key through the My Settings page. For more information, see Managing User Permissions .