Creates a new Console one-time password for the specified user. For more information about user credentials, see User Credentials.

Use this operation after creating a new user, or if a user forgets their password. The new one-time password is returned to you in the response, and you must securely deliver it to the user. They’ll be prompted to change this password the next time they sign in to the Console. If they don’t change it within 7 days, the password will expire and you’ll need to create a new one-time password for the user.

(For tenancies that support identity domains) Resetting a user’s password generates a reset password email with a link that the user must follow to reset their password. If the user does not reset their password before the link expires, you’ll need to reset the user’s password again.

Note: The user’s Console login is the unique name you specified when you created the user (see CreateUser).


oci iam user ui-password create-or-reset [OPTIONS]

Required Parameters

--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 user ui-password create-or-reset --user-id $user_id