You can create a group in your account to manage the same set of permissions for a several users.

After creating a group, you need to add users and apply permissions to it. For more information, see Adding or Removing a User from a Group and Managing Policies to Access Your Resources.

The following procedures are available:

Creating a Group Using Cockpit

  1. Hover over your name.
    A drop-down menu appears.

  2. Click Users and Policies Management

  3. In the EIM navigation panel, click Groups.
    The Groups page appears. 

  4. Click Create
    The CREATE GROUP dialog box appears. 

  5. To add a group, click  .

  6. In the Group Name field, type the name you want to give the group.


    This name must be unique and must contain between 1 and 128 characters. Allowed characters are a-z, A-Z, 0-9, and +=,.@-_.

  7. Click Create to validate.
    The group is created and appears on the Groups page.


Creating a Group Using AWS CLI

  • To create a group, use the create-group command following this syntax:

    Request sample
    $> aws iam create-group \
        --profile YOUR_PROFILE \
        --group-name GROUP_NAME \
    	[--path NOT_SPECIFIED] \
        --endpoint https://eim.eu-west-2.outscale.com

    This command contains the following attributes that you need to specify:

    • (optional) profile: The named profile you want to use, created when configuring AWS CLI. For more information, see Installing and Configuring AWS CLI.

    • group-name: The common name for the group you want to create.

      This name must be unique and must contain between 1 and 128 characters. Allowed characters are a-z, A-Z, 0-9, and +=,.@-_.
    • (optional) path: The path for the group (if you do not specify any value, it is set to a slash /). For more information, see Resource Identifiers.
    • endpoint: The endpoint corresponding to the Region you want to send the request to.


    The create-group command returns the following elements:

    • Group: Information about the newly created group. This element contains the following information:

      • Path: The path for the group.

      • CreateDate: The date and time of creation of the group.

      • Arn: The Outscale Resource Name (ORN) of the group. For more information, see Resource Identifiers.

      • GroupName: The common name of the group.

    Result sample
     {
        "Group": {
            "Path": "/",
            "CreateDate": "2016-05-12T06:30:24.165Z",
            "GroupId": "LMGPOKFGVV8K6LEXAMPLE",
            "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:group/GROUP_NAME",
            "GroupName": "GROUP_NAME
        }
    }

    The group is created in your account. 


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