An account has two identifiers: a numeric ID and a human-readable alias. For a new account, the human-readable alias is the name given at the account's creation time. If you deleted your account alias, use this command to add a new one using your account's numeric ID.


euare-accountaliascreate -a account_alias [--as-account account]


Option Description Required
-a, --account-alias account_alias The new alias for the account. Yes

Common Options

Option Description
--region=region Region to direct requests to.
-U url,--url=url Override service URL with this value.
--as-account account This Eucalyptus extension is for use by the system administrator to act as the account administrator of the specified account without changing to account administrator's role.
-I access_key_id, --access-key=access_key_id Override configured access key ID with this value.
-S secret_key, --secret-key=secret_key Override configured secret key with this value.
--security-token=token Security token.
-D, --debug Prints what the command sends to the server and what it receives from the server. Use when you're trying to debug Euca2ools.
--debugger Enable interactive debugger on error.
-h,--help Display the manual page for the command.
--version Display the version of this tool.


Eucalyptus does not return any message.


The following example adds an alias to your own account.

euare-accountaliascreate -a myacct

The following example adds an alias to another account as the cloud administrator.

euare-accountaliascreate -a myacct --as-account 612184482095