[ aws . chime ]



Adds a user to a channel. The InvitedBy response field is derived from the request header. A channel member can:

  • List messages

  • Send messages

  • Receive messages

  • Edit their own messages

  • Leave the channel

Privacy settings impact this action as follows:

  • Public Channels: You do not need to be a member to list messages, but you must be a member to send messages.

  • Private Channels: You must be a member to list or send messages.


The x-amz-chime-bearer request header is mandatory. Use the AppInstanceUserArn of the user that makes the API call as the value in the header.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--channel-arn <value>
--member-arn <value>
--type <value>
[--chime-bearer <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--channel-arn (string)

The ARN of the channel to which you’re adding users.

--member-arn (string)

The ARN of the member you want to add to the channel.

--type (string)

The membership type of a user, DEFAULT or HIDDEN . Default members are always returned as part of ListChannelMemberships . Hidden members are only returned if the type filter in ListChannelMemberships equals HIDDEN . Otherwise hidden members are not returned. This is only supported by moderators.

Possible values:



--chime-bearer (string)

The AppInstanceUserArn of the user that makes the API call.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


ChannelArn -> (string)

The ARN of the channel.

Member -> (structure)

The ARN and metadata of the member being added.

Arn -> (string)

The ARN in an Identity.

Name -> (string)

The name in an Identity.