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

The following code examples show how to use UpdateUser.

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C++
SDK for C++
Note

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

bool AwsDoc::IAM::updateUser(const Aws::String &currentUserName, const Aws::String &newUserName, const Aws::Client::ClientConfiguration &clientConfig) { Aws::IAM::IAMClient iam(clientConfig); Aws::IAM::Model::UpdateUserRequest request; request.SetUserName(currentUserName); request.SetNewUserName(newUserName); auto outcome = iam.UpdateUser(request); if (outcome.IsSuccess()) { std::cout << "IAM user " << currentUserName << " successfully updated with new user name " << newUserName << std::endl; } else { std::cerr << "Error updating user name for IAM user " << currentUserName << ":" << outcome.GetError().GetMessage() << std::endl; } return outcome.IsSuccess(); }
  • For API details, see UpdateUser in Amazon SDK for C++ API Reference.

CLI
Amazon CLI

To change an IAM user's name

The following update-user command changes the name of the IAM user Bob to Robert.

aws iam update-user \ --user-name Bob \ --new-user-name Robert

This command produces no output.

For more information, see Renaming an IAM user group in the Amazon IAM User Guide.

  • For API details, see UpdateUser in Amazon CLI Command Reference.

Java
SDK for Java 2.x
Note

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

import software.amazon.awssdk.regions.Region; import software.amazon.awssdk.services.iam.IamClient; import software.amazon.awssdk.services.iam.model.IamException; import software.amazon.awssdk.services.iam.model.UpdateUserRequest; /** * Before running this Java V2 code example, set up your development * environment, including your credentials. * * For more information, see the following documentation topic: * * https://docs.aws.amazon.com/sdk-for-java/latest/developer-guide/get-started.html */ public class UpdateUser { public static void main(String[] args) { final String usage = """ Usage: <curName> <newName>\s Where: curName - The current user name.\s newName - An updated user name.\s """; if (args.length != 2) { System.out.println(usage); System.exit(1); } String curName = args[0]; String newName = args[1]; Region region = Region.AWS_GLOBAL; IamClient iam = IamClient.builder() .region(region) .build(); updateIAMUser(iam, curName, newName); System.out.println("Done"); iam.close(); } public static void updateIAMUser(IamClient iam, String curName, String newName) { try { UpdateUserRequest request = UpdateUserRequest.builder() .userName(curName) .newUserName(newName) .build(); iam.updateUser(request); System.out.printf("Successfully updated user to username %s", newName); } catch (IamException e) { System.err.println(e.awsErrorDetails().errorMessage()); System.exit(1); } } }
  • For API details, see UpdateUser in Amazon SDK for Java 2.x API Reference.

JavaScript
SDK for JavaScript (v3)
Note

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

Update the user.

import { UpdateUserCommand, IAMClient } from "@aws-sdk/client-iam"; const client = new IAMClient({}); /** * * @param {string} currentUserName * @param {string} newUserName */ export const updateUser = (currentUserName, newUserName) => { const command = new UpdateUserCommand({ UserName: currentUserName, NewUserName: newUserName, }); return client.send(command); };
SDK for JavaScript (v2)
Note

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

// Load the AWS SDK for Node.js var AWS = require("aws-sdk"); // Set the region AWS.config.update({ region: "REGION" }); // Create the IAM service object var iam = new AWS.IAM({ apiVersion: "2010-05-08" }); var params = { UserName: process.argv[2], NewUserName: process.argv[3], }; iam.updateUser(params, function (err, data) { if (err) { console.log("Error", err); } else { console.log("Success", data); } });
Kotlin
SDK for Kotlin
Note

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

suspend fun updateIAMUser(curName: String?, newName: String?) { val request = UpdateUserRequest { userName = curName newUserName = newName } IamClient { region = "AWS_GLOBAL" }.use { iamClient -> iamClient.updateUser(request) println("Successfully updated user to $newName") } }
  • For API details, see UpdateUser in Amazon SDK for Kotlin API reference.

PowerShell
Tools for PowerShell

Example 1: This example renames the IAM user Bob to Robert.

Update-IAMUser -UserName Bob -NewUserName Robert

Example 2: This example changes the path of the IAM User Bob to /Org1/Org2/, which effectively changes the ARN for the user to arn:aws:iam::123456789012:user/Org1/Org2/bob.

Update-IAMUser -UserName Bob -NewPath /Org1/Org2/
  • For API details, see UpdateUser in Amazon Tools for PowerShell Cmdlet Reference.

Python
SDK for Python (Boto3)
Note

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

def update_user(user_name, new_user_name): """ Updates a user's name. :param user_name: The current name of the user to update. :param new_user_name: The new name to assign to the user. :return: The updated user. """ try: user = iam.User(user_name) user.update(NewUserName=new_user_name) logger.info("Renamed %s to %s.", user_name, new_user_name) except ClientError: logger.exception("Couldn't update name for user %s.", user_name) raise return user
  • For API details, see UpdateUser in Amazon SDK for Python (Boto3) API Reference.

Ruby
SDK for Ruby
Note

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

# Updates an IAM user's name # # @param current_name [String] The current name of the user # @param new_name [String] The new name of the user def update_user_name(current_name, new_name) @iam_client.update_user(user_name: current_name, new_user_name: new_name) true rescue StandardError => e @logger.error("Error updating user name from '#{current_name}' to '#{new_name}': #{e.message}") false end
  • For API details, see UpdateUser in Amazon SDK for Ruby API Reference.

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.