Modify an existing user - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Modify an existing user

If a user identity already exists for someone who will use AWS Elemental MediaLive, you can set them up for use in a production environment by modifying their user identity to make them a member of the relevant group (in addition to the group or groups where they are already members.)

You need to know the group that each user needs to belong to; see Step 4: Create the groups.

One situation in which it is very useful to modify an existing non-administrator user is if you followed the procedures in Setting up: IAM permissions for AWS Elemental MediaLive to set up users for the period when you are experimenting with MediaLive. Following that procedure, you created a policy called MediaLiveAccessUser and a group called MediaLivePowerUsers. You can now take away the broad permissions that you gave those users and "move" the users from the MediaLivePowerUsers group to one of the groups that you created in Step 4: Create the groups. There is no need to delete these users and create them again.

To modify a user

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console as an administrator, and open the IAM console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Users.

  3. In the list of users, choose the user name (don't select the check box).

  4. On the Summary page, choose the Groups tab:

    • To add this user to another group, on the Groups tab, choose Add user to groups and follow the prompts to choose the group.

    • To remove this user from a group, choose the X icon beside the group name and follow the prompts.

      You might want to remove the user from the MediaLivePowerUsers group but keep them in groups that give access to other AWS services.

    You might now have the setup where a user belongs to more than one group, the original groups and the groups that you added. If one of the groups has a policy that gives specific permissions to a given service or resource, and another group has a policy that gives different permissions, the policy with the least permission applies.