ResetServiceSpecificCredential - Amazon Identity and Access Management
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Resets the password for a service-specific credential. The new password is Amazon generated and cryptographically strong. It cannot be configured by the user. Resetting the password immediately invalidates the previous password associated with this user.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The unique identifier of the service-specific credential.

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern) a string of characters that can consist of any upper or lowercased letter or digit.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 20. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\w]+

Required: Yes


The name of the IAM user associated with the service-specific credential. If this value is not specified, then the operation assumes the user whose credentials are used to call the operation.

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: _+=,.@-

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: [\w+=,.@-]+

Required: No

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


A structure with details about the updated service-specific credential, including the new password.


This is the only time that you can access the password. You cannot recover the password later, but you can reset it again.

Type: ServiceSpecificCredential object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The request was rejected because it referenced a resource entity that does not exist. The error message describes the resource.

HTTP Status Code: 404



The following example shows how to request a new password for an existing service-specific credential that is associated with a specific IAM user.

Sample Request &UserName=Jane &ServiceSpecificCredentialId=ACCA12345ABCDEXAMPLE &Version=2010-05-08 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<ResetServiceSpecificCredentialResponse xmlns=""> <ResetServiceSpecificCredentialResult> <ServiceSpecificCredential> <CreateDate>2016-10-15T20:56:46.012Z</CreateDate> <ServiceName></ServiceName> <ServiceUserName>Jane-123456789012</ServiceUserName> <ServicePassword>wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENGPxRfiCYzEXAMPLE</ServicePassword> <ServiceSpecificCredentialId>ACCA12345ABCDEXAMPLE</ServiceSpecificCredentialId> <Status>Active</Status> <UserName>Jane</UserName> </ServiceSpecificCredential> </ResetServiceSpecificCredentialResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-ba987EXAMPLE</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </ResetServiceSpecificCredentialResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: