Modifies information about a user.

Usage notes

You can modify FirstName, LastName, DisplayName, Email, and Description for a user. You cannot modify UserName for a user.

Note If System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) synchronization is enabled, you cannot modify the information about a user that is synchronized by using SCIM.

This topic provides an example on how to change the email address of the user whose ID is u-00q8wbq42wiltcrk**** to


You can call this operation up to 100 times per second per account. This operation is globally limited to 100 times per second across all accounts. If the number of the calls per second exceeds a limit, throttling is triggered. As a result, your business may be affected. We recommend that you take note of the limits when you call this operation.


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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes UpdateUser

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to UpdateUser.

DirectoryId String Yes d-00fc2p61****

The ID of the directory.

UserId String Yes u-00q8wbq42wiltcrk****

The ID of the user.

NewFirstName String No Alice

The new first name of the user.

NewLastName String No Lee

The new last name of the user.

NewDisplayName String No AliceLee

The new display name of the user.

NewDescription String No This is a user.

The new description of the user.

NewEmail String No

The new email address of the user.

For more information about common request parameters, see Common parameters.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
User Object

The information about the user.

Status String Enabled

The status of the user. Valid values:

  • Enabled: The logon of the user is enabled.
  • Disabled: The logon of the user is disabled.
UserName String Alice

The name of the user.

Email String

The email address of the user.

Description String This is a user.

The description of the user.

UserId String u-00q8wbq42wiltcrk****

The ID of the user.

FirstName String Alice

The first name of the user.

CreateTime String 2021-10-26T03:03:42Z

The time when the user was created.

ProvisionType String Manual

The type of the user. Valid values:

  • Manual: The user is manually created.
  • Synchronized: The user is synchronized from an external identity provider (IdP).
DisplayName String Alice

The display name of the user.

UpdateTime String 2021-10-26T07:32:32Z

The time when the information about the user was modified.

LastName String Lee

The last name of the user.

RequestId String F44F02EC-70D1-5E51-8E8E-FA9AC4EF952A

The ID of the request.


Sample requests

&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

XML format

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
		<Description>This is a user.</Description>

JSON format

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

  "User" : {
    "Status" : "Enabled",
    "UserName" : "Alice",
    "Email" : "",
    "Description" : "This is a user.",
    "UserId" : "u-00q8wbq42wiltcrk****",
    "FirstName" : "Alice",
    "CreateTime" : "2021-10-26T03:03:42Z",
    "ProvisionType" : "Manual",
    "DisplayName" : "Alice",
    "UpdateTime" : "2021-10-26T07:32:32Z",
    "LastName" : "Lee"
  "RequestId" : "F44F02EC-70D1-5E51-8E8E-FA9AC4EF952A"

Error codes

For a list of error codes, visit the API Error Center.