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[ aws . iam ]



Retrieves the user name for the specified IAM user. A login profile is created when you create a password for the user to access the Amazon Web Services Management Console. If the user does not exist or does not have a password, the operation returns a 404 (NoSuchEntity ) error.

If you create an IAM user with access to the console, the CreateDate reflects the date you created the initial password for the user.

If you create an IAM user with programmatic access, and then later add a password for the user to access the Amazon Web Services Management Console, the CreateDate reflects the initial password creation date. A user with programmatic access does not have a login profile unless you create a password for the user to access the Amazon Web Services Management Console.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--user-name (string)

The name of the user whose login profile you want to retrieve.

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: _+=,.@-

--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 .

To get password information for an IAM user

The following get-login-profile command gets information about the password for the IAM user named Bob:

aws iam get-login-profile --user-name Bob


    "LoginProfile": {
        "UserName": "Bob",
        "CreateDate": "2012-09-21T23:03:39Z"

The get-login-profile command can be used to verify that an IAM user has a password. The command returns a NoSuchEntity error if no password is defined for the user.

You cannot view a password using this command. If the password is lost, you can reset the password (update-login-profile) for the user. Alternatively, you can delete the login profile (delete-login-profile) for the user and then create a new one (create-login-profile).

For more information, see Managing Passwords in the Using IAM guide.


LoginProfile -> (structure)

A structure containing the user name and the profile creation date for the user.

UserName -> (string)

The name of the user, which can be used for signing in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console.

CreateDate -> (timestamp)

The date when the password for the user was created.

PasswordResetRequired -> (boolean)

Specifies whether the user is required to set a new password on next sign-in.