Modifying a User

Using Cockpit, you can modify the name of a specified user. Using AWS CLI, you can modify its name and/or path.

Modifying a User Using Cockpit

  1. Hover over your name.
    A drop-down menu appears.

  2. Click Users and Policies Management .

  3. In the EIM navigation panel, click Users.
    The Users page appears.

  4. Click the user you want to modify.
    The user is selected.

  5. Click Update .
    The UPDATE USER dialog box appears.

  6. In the New username field, type the new name you want to give to the user.

    This name must be unique and must contain between 1 and 64 characters. Allowed characters are a-z, A-Z, 0-9, and +=,.@-_.

  7. Click Update to validate.
    The name of the user is modified and appears on the Users page.

Modifying a User Using AWS CLI

To modify the name and/or the path of a specified user, use the update-user command following this syntax:

Request sample
$ aws iam update-user \
    --profile YOUR_PROFILE \
    --user-name USER_NAME \
    --new-path /NEW_PATH/NEW_SUB_PATH/ \
    --new-user-name NEW_USER_NAME \
    --endpoint https://eim.eu-west-2.outscale.com

This command contains the following attributes that you need to specify:

  • (optional) profile: The named profile you want to use, created when configuring AWS CLI. For more information, see Installing and Configuring AWS CLI.

  • user-name: The name of the user you want to modify.

    This name must be unique and must contain between 1 and 64 characters. Allowed characters are a-z, A-Z, 0-9, and +=,.@-_.

  • (optional) new-path: The new path for the user.

  • (optional) new-user-name: The new name for the user.

  • endpoint: The endpoint corresponding to the Region you want to send the request to.

The path and/or the name of the specified user are modified.

Related Pages

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