[ aws . quicksight ]



Returns information about a user, given the user name.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--user-name <value>
--aws-account-id <value>
--namespace <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--user-name (string)

The name of the user that you want to describe.

--aws-account-id (string)

The ID for the Amazon Web Services account that the user is in. Currently, you use the ID for the Amazon Web Services account that contains your Amazon QuickSight account.

--namespace (string)

The namespace. Currently, you should set this to default .

--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.


User -> (structure)

The user name.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the user.

UserName -> (string)

The user’s user name. In the output, the value for UserName is N/A when the value for IdentityType is IAM and the corresponding IAM user is deleted.

Email -> (string)

The user’s email address.

Role -> (string)

The Amazon QuickSight role for the user. The user role can be one of the following:.

  • READER : A user who has read-only access to dashboards.

  • AUTHOR : A user who can create data sources, datasets, analyses, and dashboards.

  • ADMIN : A user who is an author, who can also manage Amazon Amazon QuickSight settings.

  • RESTRICTED_READER : This role isn’t currently available for use.

  • RESTRICTED_AUTHOR : This role isn’t currently available for use.

IdentityType -> (string)

The type of identity authentication used by the user.

Active -> (boolean)

The active status of user. When you create an Amazon QuickSight user that’s not an IAM user or an Active Directory user, that user is inactive until they sign in and provide a password.

PrincipalId -> (string)

The principal ID of the user.

CustomPermissionsName -> (string)

The custom permissions profile associated with this user.

ExternalLoginFederationProviderType -> (string)

The type of supported external login provider that provides identity to let the user federate into Amazon QuickSight with an associated IAM role. The type can be one of the following.

  • COGNITO : Amazon Cognito. The provider URL is cognito-identity.amazonaws.com.

  • CUSTOM_OIDC : Custom OpenID Connect (OIDC) provider.

ExternalLoginFederationProviderUrl -> (string)

The URL of the external login provider.

ExternalLoginId -> (string)

The identity ID for the user in the external login provider.

RequestId -> (string)

The Amazon Web Services request ID for this operation.

Status -> (integer)

The HTTP status of the request.