AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Changes the password of the IAM user who is calling this operation. The AWS account root user password is not affected by this operation.

To change the password for a different user, see UpdateLoginProfile. For more information about modifying passwords, see Managing Passwords in the IAM User Guide.


For .NET Core, PCL and Unity this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to ChangePasswordAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.IdentityManagement
Assembly: AWSSDK.IdentityManagement.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public abstract ChangePasswordResponse ChangePassword(
         ChangePasswordRequest request
Type: Amazon.IdentityManagement.Model.ChangePasswordRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the ChangePassword service method.

Return Value
The response from the ChangePassword service method, as returned by IdentityManagementService.


EntityTemporarilyUnmodifiableException The request was rejected because it referenced an entity that is temporarily unmodifiable, such as a user name that was deleted and then recreated. The error indicates that the request is likely to succeed if you try again after waiting several minutes. The error message describes the entity.
InvalidUserTypeException The request was rejected because the type of user for the transaction was incorrect.
LimitExceededException The request was rejected because it attempted to create resources beyond the current AWS account limits. The error message describes the limit exceeded.
NoSuchEntityException The request was rejected because it referenced an entity that does not exist. The error message describes the entity.
PasswordPolicyViolationException The request was rejected because the provided password did not meet the requirements imposed by the account password policy.
ServiceFailureException The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.


The following command changes the password for the current IAM user.

To change the password for your IAM user

var response = client.ChangePassword(new ChangePasswordRequest 
    NewPassword = "]35d/{pB9Fo9wJ",
    OldPassword = "3s0K_;xh4~8XXI"


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

Supported Versions: 4.6 and above
Supported Platforms: Android, iOS, Standalone

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