Use GenerateCredentialReport with an Amazon SDK or command line tool - Amazon Identity and Access Management
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Use GenerateCredentialReport with an Amazon SDK or command line tool

The following code examples show how to use GenerateCredentialReport.

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Amazon CLI

To generate a credential report

The following example attempts to generate a credential report for the Amazon account.

aws iam generate-credential-report


{ "State": "STARTED", "Description": "No report exists. Starting a new report generation task" }

For more information, see Getting credential reports for your Amazon account in the Amazon IAM User Guide.

Tools for PowerShell

Example 1: This example requests generation of a new report, which can be done every four hours. If the last report is still recent the State field reads COMPLETE. Use Get-IAMCredentialReport to view the completed report.



Description State ----------- ----- No report exists. Starting a new report generation task STARTED
SDK for Python (Boto3)

There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the Amazon Code Examples Repository.

def generate_credential_report(): """ Starts generation of a credentials report about the current account. After calling this function to generate the report, call get_credential_report to get the latest report. A new report can be generated a minimum of four hours after the last one was generated. """ try: response = iam.meta.client.generate_credential_report() "Generating credentials report for your account. " "Current state is %s.", response["State"], ) except ClientError: logger.exception("Couldn't generate a credentials report for your account.") raise else: return response

For a complete list of Amazon SDK developer guides and code examples, see Using IAM with an Amazon SDK. This topic also includes information about getting started and details about previous SDK versions.