[ aws . workmail ]



Provides information regarding the user.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--organization-id <value>
--user-id <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>]


--organization-id (string)

The identifier for the organization under which the user exists.

--user-id (string)

The identifier for the user to be described.

The identifier can be the UserId , Username , or email . The following identity formats are available:

  • User ID: 12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012 or S-1-1-12-1234567890-123456789-123456789-1234
  • Email address: user@domain.tld
  • User name: user

--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 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 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 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, SYSTEM_USER, and REMOTE_USER.

EnabledDate -> (timestamp)

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

DisabledDate -> (timestamp)

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

MailboxProvisionedDate -> (timestamp)

The date when the mailbox was created for the user.

MailboxDeprovisionedDate -> (timestamp)

The date when the mailbox was removed for the user.

FirstName -> (string)

First name of the user.

LastName -> (string)

Last name of the user.

HiddenFromGlobalAddressList -> (boolean)

If enabled, the user is hidden from the global address list.

Initials -> (string)

Initials of the user.

Telephone -> (string)

User’s contact number.

Street -> (string)

Street where the user is located.

JobTitle -> (string)

Job title of the user.

City -> (string)

City where the user is located.

Company -> (string)

Company of the user.

ZipCode -> (string)

Zip code of the user.

Department -> (string)

Department of the user.

Country -> (string)

Country where the user is located.

Office -> (string)

Office where the user is located.