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[ aws . opsworks ]



Specifies a user's permissions. For more information, see Security and Permissions .

Required Permissions : To use this action, an IAM user must have a Manage permissions level for the stack, or an attached policy that explicitly grants permissions. For more information on user permissions, see Managing User Permissions .

See also: AWS API Documentation


--stack-id <value>
--iam-user-arn <value>
[--allow-ssh | --no-allow-ssh]
[--allow-sudo | --no-allow-sudo]
[--level <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--stack-id (string)

The stack ID.

--iam-user-arn (string)

The user's IAM ARN. This can also be a federated user's ARN.

--allow-ssh | --no-allow-ssh (boolean)

The user is allowed to use SSH to communicate with the instance.

--allow-sudo | --no-allow-sudo (boolean)

The user is allowed to use sudo to elevate privileges.

--level (string)

The user's permission level, which must be set to one of the following strings. You cannot set your own permissions level.

  • deny
  • show
  • deploy
  • manage
  • iam_only

For more information about the permissions associated with these levels, see Managing User Permissions .

--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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



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 grant per-stack AWS OpsWorks permission levels

When you import an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user into AWS OpsWorks by calling create-user-profile, the user has only those permissions that are granted by the attached IAM policies. You can grant AWS OpsWorks permissions by modifying a user's policies. However, it is often easier to import a user and then use the set-permission command to grant the user one of the standard permission levels for each stack to which the user will need access.

The following example grants permission for the specified stack for a user, who is identified by Amazon Resource Name (ARN). The example grants the user a Manage permissions level, with sudo and SSH privileges on the stack's instances.

aws opsworks set-permission --region us-east-1 --stack-id 71c7ca72-55ae-4b6a-8ee1-a8dcded3fa0f --level manage  --iam-user-arn arn:aws:iam::123456789102:user/cli-user-test --allow-ssh --allow-sudo

Output: None.

More Information

For more information, see Granting AWS OpsWorks Users Per-Stack Permissions in the AWS OpsWorks User Guide.