[ aws . workmail ]



Provides information regarding the user.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--organization-id <value>
--user-id <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--organization-id (string)

The identifier for the organization under which the user exists.

--user-id (string)

The identifier for the user to be described.

--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.



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 retrieve user information

The following describe-user command retrieves information about the specified user.

aws workmail describe-user \
    --organization-id m-d281d0a2fd824be5b6cd3d3ce909fd27 \
    --user-id S-1-1-11-1111111111-2222222222-3333333333-3333


    "UserId": "S-1-1-11-1111111111-2222222222-3333333333-3333",
    "Name": "exampleUser1",
    "Email": "exampleUser1@site.awsapps.com",
    "DisplayName": "",
    "State": "ENABLED",
    "UserRole": "USER",
    "EnabledDate": 1532459261.827


UserId -> (string)

The identifier for the described user.

Name -> (string)

The name for the user.

Email -> (string)

The email of the user.

DisplayName -> (string)

The display name of the user.

State -> (string)

The state of a user: enabled (registered to Amazon WorkMail) or disabled (deregistered or never registered to WorkMail).

UserRole -> (string)

In certain cases, other entities are modeled as users. If interoperability is enabled, resources are imported into Amazon WorkMail as users. Because different WorkMail organizations rely on different directory types, administrators can distinguish between an unregistered user (account is disabled and has a user role) and the directory administrators. The values are USER, RESOURCE, and SYSTEM_USER.

EnabledDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time at which the user was enabled for Amazon WorkMail usage, in UNIX epoch time format.

DisabledDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time at which the user was disabled for Amazon WorkMail usage, in UNIX epoch time format.