[ aws . elasticache ]



For Redis engine version 6.0 onwards: Creates a Redis user. For more information, see Using Role Based Access Control (RBAC) .

See also: AWS API Documentation


--user-id <value>
--user-name <value>
--engine <value>
[--passwords <value>]
--access-string <value>
[--no-password-required | --no-no-password-required]
[--tags <value>]
[--authentication-mode <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--user-id (string)

The ID of the user.

--user-name (string)

The username of the user.

--engine (string)

The current supported value is Redis.

--passwords (list)

Passwords used for this user. You can create up to two passwords for each user.



"string" "string" ...

--access-string (string)

Access permissions string used for this user.

--no-password-required | --no-no-password-required (boolean)

Indicates a password is not required for this user.

--tags (list)

A list of tags to be added to this resource. A tag is a key-value pair. A tag key must be accompanied by a tag value, although null is accepted.


A tag that can be added to an ElastiCache cluster or replication group. Tags are composed of a Key/Value pair. You can use tags to categorize and track all your ElastiCache resources, with the exception of global replication group. When you add or remove tags on replication groups, those actions will be replicated to all nodes in the replication group. A tag with a null Value is permitted.

Key -> (string)

The key for the tag. May not be null.

Value -> (string)

The tag’s value. May be null.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string"

--authentication-mode (structure)

Specifies how to authenticate the user.

Type -> (string)

Specifies the authentication type. Possible options are IAM authentication, password and no password.

Passwords -> (list)

Specifies the passwords to use for authentication if Type is set to password .


Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "Type": "password"|"no-password-required"|"iam",
  "Passwords": ["string", ...]

--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. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To create a user

The following create-user example creates a new user.

aws elasticache create-user \
    --user-id user1 \
    --user-name myUser \
    --passwords mYnuUzrpAxXw2rdzx \
    --engine redis \
    --access-string "on ~app::* -@all +@read"


    "UserId": "user2",
    "UserName": "myUser",
    "Status": "active",
    "Engine": "redis",
    "AccessString": "on ~app::* -@all +@read +@hash +@bitmap +@geo -setbit -bitfield -hset -hsetnx -hmset -hincrby -hincrbyfloat -hdel -bitop -geoadd -georadius -georadiusbymember",
    "UserGroupIds": [],
    "Authentication": {
        "Type": "password",
        "PasswordCount": 1
    "ARN": "arn:aws:elasticache:us-west-2:xxxxxxxxxx52:user:user2"

For more information, see Authenticating Users with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) in the Elasticache User Guide.


UserId -> (string)

The ID of the user.

UserName -> (string)

The username of the user.

Status -> (string)

Indicates the user status. Can be “active”, “modifying” or “deleting”.

Engine -> (string)

The current supported value is Redis.

MinimumEngineVersion -> (string)

The minimum engine version required, which is Redis 6.0

AccessString -> (string)

Access permissions string used for this user.

UserGroupIds -> (list)

Returns a list of the user group IDs the user belongs to.


Authentication -> (structure)

Denotes whether the user requires a password to authenticate.

Type -> (string)

Indicates whether the user requires a password to authenticate.

PasswordCount -> (integer)

The number of passwords belonging to the user. The maximum is two.

ARN -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the user.