Viewing and Modifying User Information¶
You can modify the user information, including the status, access type, description, external identity ID, and belonged user group.
If the job responsibilities of a user are changed, you can change the groups to which the user belongs to modify the user permissions. You can also change the virtual MFA device and access keys of the user by choosing More > Security Settings in the row containing the target user. If a user forgot their password or access keys, you can modify the login credentials of the user.
As an administrator, you can modify the basic information about an IAM user, change the security settings of the user and the groups to which the user belongs, and view or delete the assigned permissions. To view or modify user information, click Security Settings in the row containing the IAM user.
To adjust the item columns displayed on the list, click . The Username and Operation columns are displayed by default, and the Status column cannot be removed. You can also select Description, Last Login, Created, Access Type, Virtual MFA Device, Password Age, and Access Key (Status, Age, and AK).
You can modify the basic information of IAM users, but cannot modify the basic information of your account. The username, user ID, and creation time can be viewed but cannot be modified.
Status: New IAM users are enabled by default. You can set Status to Disabled to disable an IAM user. A disabled user is no longer able to log in to the cloud platform through the management console or programmatic access.
Access Type: You can change the access type of the IAM user.
Pay attention to the following when you set the access type for an IAM user:
If you intend to enable the user to access cloud services only by using the management console, select Management console access.
If you intend to enable the user to access cloud services only by using programmatic access, select Programmatic access.
If the user needs to use a password as the credential for programmatic access to certain APIs, select Programmatic access.
If the user needs to perform access key verification when using certain services in the console, select both Programmatic access and Management console access.
If the access type of the user is Programmatic access or both Programmatic access and Management console access, deselecting Programmatic access will restrict the user's access to cloud services. Exercise caution when performing this operation.
Description: You can modify the description of the IAM user.
External Identity ID: Identifies an enterprise user in federated login using SSO.
An IAM user inherits permissions from the groups to which the user belongs. You can change the permissions assigned for an IAM user by changing the groups to which the user belongs. To modify the permissions of a user group, see Viewing and Modifying User Group Information.
Your account belongs to the default group admin, which cannot be changed.
Click Add to User Groups, and select one or more groups to which the user will belong. The user then inherits permissions of these groups.
Click Remove on the right of a user group and click Yes. The user no longer has the permissions assigned to the group.
As an administrator, you can modify the MFA device, login credential, login protection, and access keys of an IAM user on this page. If you are an IAM user and need to change your mobile number, email address, or virtual MFA device, see Security Settings.
MFA Authentication: You can change the multi-factor authentication (MFA) settings of an IAM user on the Security Settings page.
Change the mobile number or email address of the user.
The mobile number and email address of the IAM user cannot be the same as those of your account or other IAM users.
Remove the MFA device from the user. For more information about MFA authentication and virtual MFA device, see MFA Authentication and Virtual MFA Device.
Login Credentials: You can change the login password of the IAM user. For more information, see Changing the Login Password of an IAM User.
Login Protection: You can change the login verification method of the IAM user. Three verification methods are available: virtual MFA device, SMS, and email.
This option is disabled by default. If you enable this option, the user will need to enter a verification code in addition to the username and password when logging in to the console.
Access Keys: You can manage access keys of the IAM user.