Editing a Compartment's Description
Learn how to update a compartment's description in an IAM tenancy.
Open the navigation menu and click Identity & Security. Under Identity, click Compartments.
A list of the compartments that you have access to in the tenancy is displayed.
- Locate the compartment you want to update, click the , and then select Edit Description.
- Enter the new description. Avoid entering confidential information.
- Click Save.
- Open the navigation menu and click Identity & Security. Under Identity, click Compartments.
Use the update command and required parameters to update a compartment's name:
export compartment_id=compartment_ocid # https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/en-us/iaas/tools/oci-cli/latest/oci_cli_docs/cmdref/iam/compartment/update.html#cmdoption-compartment-id oci iam compartment update --compartment-id compartment_ocid
For a complete list of flags and variable options for CLI commands, see
Run the UpdateCompartment operation to edit a compartment's description.