Creates a new auth token for the specified user. For information about what auth tokens are for, see Managing User Credentials.

You must specify a description for the auth token (although it can be an empty string). It does not have to be unique, and you can change it anytime with UpdateAuthToken.

Every user has permission to create an auth token for their own user ID. An administrator in your organization does not need to write a policy to give users this ability. To compare, administrators who have permission to the tenancy can use this operation to create an auth token for any user, including themselves.


oci iam auth-token create [OPTIONS]

Required Parameters

--description [text]

The description you assign to the auth token during creation. Does not have to be unique, and it’s changeable.

(For tenancies that support identity domains) You can have an empty description.

--user-id [text]

The OCID of the user.

Optional Parameters

--from-json [text]

Provide input to this command as a JSON document from a file using the file://path-to/file syntax.

The --generate-full-command-json-input option can be used to generate a sample json file to be used with this command option. The key names are pre-populated and match the command option names (converted to camelCase format, e.g. compartment-id –> compartmentId), while the values of the keys need to be populated by the user before using the sample file as an input to this command. For any command option that accepts multiple values, the value of the key can be a JSON array.

Options can still be provided on the command line. If an option exists in both the JSON document and the command line then the command line specified value will be used.

For examples on usage of this option, please see our “using CLI with advanced JSON options” link:

Example using required parameter

Copy the following CLI commands into a file named Run the command by typing “bash” and replacing the example parameters with your own.

Please note this sample will only work in the POSIX-compliant bash-like shell. You need to set up the OCI configuration and appropriate security policies before trying the examples.

    export description=<substitute-value-of-description> #
    export name=<substitute-value-of-name> #

    user_id=$(oci iam user create --description $description --name $name --query --raw-output)

    oci iam auth-token create --description $description --user-id $user_id