User management

This section covers topics related to managing users at the administrative level.

Disabling and re-enabling users

An administrator can sever user communication from a user to the controller they manage by disabling them. The effect is immediate. To get a list of potential users to disable the juju users command can first be used.


To disable the user 'mike':

juju disable-user mike

To re-enable the user 'mike':

juju enable-user mike

Disabled users do not show up in the output to juju users unless the '--all' option is used:

Controller: cstack

Name    Display name  Access     Date created    Last connection
admin*  admin         superuser  2016-10-12      just now
mike                  login      17 minutes ago  never connected (disabled)

Changing user passwords

The local user is prompted to set a password when registering the controller. This password can subsequently be changed either by the user or by the admin user of the controller. For the user, it is simply a matter of running:

juju change-user-password

The admin user must also supply the name of the user account whose password is to be changed:

juju change-user-password mike

Then simply follow the prompts to enter and confirm a new password.

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