AWS Command Line Interface
User Guide

Set an Initial Password for an IAM User

The following example demonstrates how to use the create-login-profile command to set an initial password for an IAM user.

$ aws iam create-login-profile --user-name MyUser --password My!User1Login8P@ssword
    "LoginProfile": {
        "UserName": "MyUser",
        "CreateDate": "2013-01-02T21:10:54.339Z",
        "MustChangePassword": "false"

Use the update-login-profile command to update the password for an IAM user.