Create an IAM user using an AWS SDK - AWS SDK Code Examples

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Create an IAM user using an AWS SDK

The following code examples show how to create an IAM user.

.NET
AWS SDK for .NET
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/// <summary> /// Create a new IAM user. /// </summary> /// <param name="client">The initialized IAM client object.</param> /// <param name="userName">A string representing the user name of the /// new user.</param> /// <returns>The newly created user.</returns> public static async Task<User> CreateUserAsync( AmazonIdentityManagementServiceClient client, string userName) { var request = new CreateUserRequest { UserName = userName, }; var response = await client.CreateUserAsync(request); return response.User; }
  • For API details, see CreateUser in AWS SDK for .NET API Reference.

C++
SDK for C++
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Aws::IAM::IAMClient iam(clientConfig); Aws::IAM::Model::CreateUserRequest create_request; create_request.SetUserName(userName); auto create_outcome = iam.CreateUser(create_request); if (!create_outcome.IsSuccess()) { std::cerr << "Error creating IAM user " << userName << ":" << create_outcome.GetError().GetMessage() << std::endl; } else { std::cout << "Successfully created IAM user " << userName << std::endl; } return create_outcome.IsSuccess();
  • For API details, see CreateUser in AWS SDK for C++ API Reference.

Go
SDK for Go V2
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// UserWrapper encapsulates AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user actions // used in the examples. // It contains an IAM service client that is used to perform user actions. type UserWrapper struct { IamClient *iam.Client } // CreateUser creates a new user with the specified name. func (wrapper UserWrapper) CreateUser(userName string) (*types.User, error) { var user *types.User result, err := wrapper.IamClient.CreateUser(context.TODO(), &iam.CreateUserInput{ UserName: aws.String(userName), }) if err != nil { log.Printf("Couldn't create user %v. Here's why: %v\n", userName, err) } else { user = result.User } return user, err }
  • For API details, see CreateUser in AWS SDK for Go API Reference.

Java
SDK for Java 2.x
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public static String createIAMUser(IamClient iam, String username ) { try { // Create an IamWaiter object IamWaiter iamWaiter = iam.waiter(); CreateUserRequest request = CreateUserRequest.builder() .userName(username) .build(); CreateUserResponse response = iam.createUser(request); // Wait until the user is created GetUserRequest userRequest = GetUserRequest.builder() .userName(response.user().userName()) .build(); WaiterResponse<GetUserResponse> waitUntilUserExists = iamWaiter.waitUntilUserExists(userRequest); waitUntilUserExists.matched().response().ifPresent(System.out::println); return response.user().userName(); } catch (IamException e) { System.err.println(e.awsErrorDetails().errorMessage()); System.exit(1); } return ""; }
  • For API details, see CreateUser in AWS SDK for Java 2.x API Reference.

JavaScript
SDK for JavaScript V3
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There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the AWS Code Examples Repository.

Create the client.

import { IAMClient } from "@aws-sdk/client-iam"; // Set the AWS Region. const REGION = "REGION"; // For example, "us-east-1". // Create an IAM service client object. const iamClient = new IAMClient({ region: REGION }); export { iamClient };

Create the user.

// Import required AWS SDK clients and commands for Node.js. import { iamClient } from "./libs/iamClient.js"; import { GetUserCommand, CreateUserCommand } from "@aws-sdk/client-iam"; // Set the parameters. export const params = { UserName: "USER_NAME" }; //USER_NAME export const run = async () => { try { const data = await iamClient.send(new GetUserCommand(params)); console.log( "User " + "USER_NAME" + " already exists", data.User.UserId ); return data; } catch (err) { try { const results = await iamClient.send(new CreateUserCommand(params)); console.log("Success", results); return results; } catch (err) { console.log("Error", err); } } }; run();
SDK for JavaScript V2
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// Load the AWS SDK for Node.js var AWS = require('aws-sdk'); // Set the region AWS.config.update({region: 'REGION'}); // Create the IAM service object var iam = new AWS.IAM({apiVersion: '2010-05-08'}); var params = { UserName: process.argv[2] }; iam.getUser(params, function(err, data) { if (err && err.code === 'NoSuchEntity') { iam.createUser(params, function(err, data) { if (err) { console.log("Error", err); } else { console.log("Success", data); } }); } else { console.log("User " + process.argv[2] + " already exists", data.User.UserId); } });
Kotlin
SDK for Kotlin
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This is prerelease documentation for a feature in preview release. It is subject to change.

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There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the AWS Code Examples Repository.

suspend fun createIAMUser(usernameVal: String?): String? { val request = CreateUserRequest { userName = usernameVal } IamClient { region = "AWS_GLOBAL" }.use { iamClient -> val response = iamClient.createUser(request) return response.user?.userName } }
  • For API details, see CreateUser in AWS SDK for Kotlin API reference.

PHP
SDK for PHP
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$uuid = uniqid(); $service = new IamService(); $user = $service->createUser("iam_demo_user_$uuid"); echo "Created user with the arn: {$user['Arn']}\n"; /** * @param string $name * @return array * @throws AwsException */ public function createUser(string $name): array { $result = $this->iamClient->createUser([ 'UserName' => $name, ]); return $result['User']; }
  • For API details, see CreateUser in AWS SDK for PHP API Reference.

Python
SDK for Python (Boto3)
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def create_user(user_name): """ Creates a user. By default, a user has no permissions or access keys. :param user_name: The name of the user. :return: The newly created user. """ try: user = iam.create_user(UserName=user_name) logger.info("Created user %s.", user.name) except ClientError: logger.exception("Couldn't create user %s.", user_name) raise else: return user
  • For API details, see CreateUser in AWS SDK for Python (Boto3) API Reference.

Ruby
SDK for Ruby
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# Creates a user. # # @param user_name [String] The name to give the user. # @return [Aws::IAM::User] The newly created user. def create_user(user_name) user = @iam_resource.create_user(user_name: user_name) puts("Created demo user named #{user.name}.") rescue Aws::Errors::ServiceError => e puts("Tried and failed to create demo user.") puts("\t#{e.code}: #{e.message}") puts("\nCan't continue the demo without a user!") raise else user end
  • For API details, see CreateUser in AWS SDK for Ruby API Reference.

Rust
SDK for Rust
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This documentation is for an SDK in preview release. The SDK is subject to change and should not be used in production.

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pub async fn create_user(client: &iamClient, user_name: &str) -> Result<User, iamError> { let response = client.create_user().user_name(user_name).send().await?; Ok(response.user.unwrap()) }
  • For API details, see CreateUser in AWS SDK for Rust API reference.

Swift
SDK for Swift
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This is prerelease documentation for an SDK in preview release. It is subject to change.

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There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the AWS Code Examples Repository.

public func createUser(name: String) async throws -> String { let input = CreateUserInput( userName: name ) do { let output = try await client.createUser(input: input) guard let user = output.user else { throw ServiceHandlerError.noSuchUser } guard let id = user.userId else { throw ServiceHandlerError.noSuchUser } return id } catch { throw error } }
  • For API details, see CreateUser in AWS SDK for Swift API reference.