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ApsaraDB RDS:ModifyAccountDescription

Last Updated:May 22, 2024

Modifies the description of a database account.

Operation description

Supported database engines

  • RDS PostgreSQL
  • RDS SQL Server
  • RDS MariaDB


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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
  • DBInstance
  • rds:ResourceTag

Request parameters


The instance ID. You can call the DescribeDBInstances operation to query the instance ID.


The username of the account. You can call the DescribeAccounts operation to obtain the username of the account.


The description of the account. The value must be 2 to 256 characters in length. The value can contain letters, digits, underscores (_), and hyphens (-), and must start with a letter.

Note The description cannot start with http:// or https://.
Test Account A

Response parameters


The response parameters.


The ID of the request.



Sample success responses


  "RequestId": "17F57FEE-EA4F-4337-8D2E-9C23CAA63D74"

Error codes

HTTP status codeError codeError messageDescription
400InvalidDBDescription.FormatSpecified DB description is not valid.The database description is invalid. Specify a valid description.
400Account.UpdateErrorAccount is invalid.The specified account number is invalid.
403IncorrectDBInstanceTypeCurrent DB instance engine and type does not support operations.The operation failed. The operation is not supported for the database engine of the RDS instance.
403IncorrectDBInstanceCharacterTypeCurrent DB Instance character_type does not support this operation.This operation is not supported for the character type of the current instance.
403IncorrectDBInstanceStateCurrent DB instance state does not support this operation.-
403IncorrectAccountTypeCurrent account type does not support this operation.This operation is not supported for the current account type. Check the account type.
404InvalidDBInstanceName.NotFoundThe database instance does not exist.The name of the RDS instance cannot be found. Check the name of the RDS instance.
404IncorrectDBInstanceLockModeCurrent DB instance lock mode does not support this operation.The operation failed. The RDS instance is locked.
404InvalidAccountName.NotFoundSpecified account name does not exist.-

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

Change history

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