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Resource Access Management:ChangePassword

Last Updated:May 08, 2024

Changes the password that is used to log on to the console for a Resource Access Management (RAM) user.

Operation description

Note This operation is available only for RAM users. Before you call this operation, make sure that AllowUserToChangePassword in SetSecurityPreference is set to True. The value True indicates that RAM users can change their passwords.


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Authorization information

The following table shows the authorization information corresponding to the API. The authorization information can be used in the Action policy element to grant a RAM user or RAM role the permissions to call this API operation. Description:

  • Operation: the value that you can use in the Action element to specify the operation on a resource.
  • Access level: the access level of each operation. The levels are read, write, and list.
  • Resource type: the type of the resource on which you can authorize the RAM user or the RAM role to perform the operation. Take note of the following items:
    • The required resource types are displayed in bold characters.
    • If the permissions cannot be granted at the resource level, All Resources is used in the Resource type column of the operation.
  • Condition Key: the condition key that is defined by the cloud service.
  • Associated operation: other operations that the RAM user or the RAM role must have permissions to perform to complete the operation. To complete the operation, the RAM user or the RAM role must have the permissions to perform the associated operations.
OperationAccess levelResource typeCondition keyAssociated operation
  • User

Request parameters


The old password that is used to log on to the console.


The new password that is used to log on to the console.

The password must meet the complexity requirements. For more information, see GetPasswordPolicy .


Response parameters


The ID of the request.



Sample success responses


  "RequestId": "04F0F334-1335-436C-A1D7-6C044FE73368"

Error codes

For a list of error codes, visit the Service error codes.

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