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Generates a set of credentials consisting of a user name and password that can be used to access the service specified in the request. These credentials are generated by IAM, and can be used only for the specified service.

You can have a maximum of two sets of service-specific credentials for each supported service per user.

You can create service-specific credentials for CodeCommit and Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra).

You can reset the password to a new service-generated value by calling ResetServiceSpecificCredential .

For more information about service-specific credentials, see Using IAM with CodeCommit: Git credentials, SSH keys, and Amazon Web Services access keys in the IAM User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--user-name <value>
--service-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--user-name (string)

The name of the IAM user that is to be associated with the credentials. The new service-specific credentials have the same permissions as the associated user except that they can be used only to access the specified service.

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern ) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: _+=,.@-

--service-name (string)

The name of the Amazon Web Services service that is to be associated with the credentials. The service you specify here is the only service that can be accessed using these credentials.

--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 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 .

Create a set of service-specific credentials for a user

The following create-service-specific-credential example creates a username and password that can be used to access only the configured service.

aws iam create-service-specific-credential --user-name sofia --service-name


    "ServiceSpecificCredential": {
        "CreateDate": "2019-04-18T20:45:36+00:00",
        "ServiceName": "",
        "ServiceUserName": "sofia-at-123456789012",
        "ServicePassword": "k1zPZM6uVxMQ3oxqgoYlNuJPyRTZ1vREs76zTQE3eJk=",
        "ServiceSpecificCredentialId": "ACCAEXAMPLE123EXAMPLE",
        "UserName": "sofia",
        "Status": "Active"

For more information, see Create Git Credentials for HTTPS Connections to CodeCommit in the AWS CodeCommit User Guide


ServiceSpecificCredential -> (structure)

A structure that contains information about the newly created service-specific credential.


This is the only time that the password for this credential set is available. It cannot be recovered later. Instead, you must reset the password with ResetServiceSpecificCredential .

CreateDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time, in ISO 8601 date-time format , when the service-specific credential were created.

ServiceName -> (string)

The name of the service associated with the service-specific credential.

ServiceUserName -> (string)

The generated user name for the service-specific credential. This value is generated by combining the IAM user's name combined with the ID number of the Amazon Web Services account, as in jane-at-123456789012 , for example. This value cannot be configured by the user.

ServicePassword -> (string)

The generated password for the service-specific credential.

ServiceSpecificCredentialId -> (string)

The unique identifier for the service-specific credential.

UserName -> (string)

The name of the IAM user associated with the service-specific credential.

Status -> (string)

The status of the service-specific credential. Active means that the key is valid for API calls, while Inactive means it is not.