ServiceResource / Action / create_user



Creates a new IAM user for your Amazon Web Services account.

For information about quotas for the number of IAM users you can create, see IAM and STS quotas in the IAM User Guide.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

user = iam.create_user(
            'Key': 'string',
            'Value': 'string'
  • Path (string) –

    The path for the user name. For more information about paths, see IAM identifiers in the IAM User Guide.

    This parameter is optional. If it is not included, it defaults to a slash (/).

    This parameter allows (through its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of either a forward slash (/) by itself or a string that must begin and end with forward slashes. In addition, it can contain any ASCII character from the ! ( \u0021) through the DEL character ( \u007F), including most punctuation characters, digits, and upper and lowercased letters.

  • UserName (string) –


    The name of the user to create.

    IAM user, group, role, and policy names must be unique within the account. Names are not distinguished by case. For example, you cannot create resources named both “MyResource” and “myresource”.

  • PermissionsBoundary (string) –

    The ARN of the managed policy that is used to set the permissions boundary for the user.

    A permissions boundary policy defines the maximum permissions that identity-based policies can grant to an entity, but does not grant permissions. Permissions boundaries do not define the maximum permissions that a resource-based policy can grant to an entity. To learn more, see Permissions boundaries for IAM entities in the IAM User Guide.

    For more information about policy types, see Policy types in the IAM User Guide.

  • Tags (list) –

    A list of tags that you want to attach to the new user. Each tag consists of a key name and an associated value. For more information about tagging, see Tagging IAM resources in the IAM User Guide.


    If any one of the tags is invalid or if you exceed the allowed maximum number of tags, then the entire request fails and the resource is not created.

    • (dict) –

      A structure that represents user-provided metadata that can be associated with an IAM resource. For more information about tagging, see Tagging IAM resources in the IAM User Guide.

      • Key (string) – [REQUIRED]

        The key name that can be used to look up or retrieve the associated value. For example, Department or Cost Center are common choices.

      • Value (string) – [REQUIRED]

        The value associated with this tag. For example, tags with a key name of Department could have values such as Human Resources, Accounting, and Support. Tags with a key name of Cost Center might have values that consist of the number associated with the different cost centers in your company. Typically, many resources have tags with the same key name but with different values.


        Amazon Web Services always interprets the tag Value as a single string. If you need to store an array, you can store comma-separated values in the string. However, you must interpret the value in your code.

Return type:



User resource