Creating IAM users and groups - Amazon Command Line Interface
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Creating IAM users and groups

This topic describes how to use Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI) commands to create an Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) group and a new IAM user, and then add the user to the group. For more information on the IAM service, see the Amazon Identity and Access Management User Guide.

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To create an IAM group and add a new IAM user to it

  1. Use the create-group command to create the group.

    $ aws iam create-group --group-name MyIamGroup { "Group": { "GroupName": "MyIamGroup", "CreateDate": "2018-12-14T03:03:52.834Z", "GroupId": "AGPAJNUJ2W4IJVEXAMPLE", "Arn": "arn:aws-cn:iam::123456789012:group/MyIamGroup", "Path": "/" } }
  2. Use the create-user command to create the user.

    $ aws iam create-user --user-name MyUser { "User": { "UserName": "MyUser", "Path": "/", "CreateDate": "2018-12-14T03:13:02.581Z", "UserId": "AIDAJY2PE5XUZ4EXAMPLE", "Arn": "arn:aws-cn:iam::123456789012:user/MyUser" } }
  3. Use the add-user-to-group command to add the user to the group.

    $ aws iam add-user-to-group --user-name MyUser --group-name MyIamGroup
  4. To verify that the MyIamGroup group contains the MyUser, use the get-group command.

    $ aws iam get-group --group-name MyIamGroup { "Group": { "GroupName": "MyIamGroup", "CreateDate": "2018-12-14T03:03:52Z", "GroupId": "AGPAJNUJ2W4IJVEXAMPLE", "Arn": "arn:aws-cn:iam::123456789012:group/MyIamGroup", "Path": "/" }, "Users": [ { "UserName": "MyUser", "Path": "/", "CreateDate": "2018-12-14T03:13:02Z", "UserId": "AIDAJY2PE5XUZ4EXAMPLE", "Arn": "arn:aws-cn:iam::123456789012:user/MyUser" } ], "IsTruncated": "false" }