Activation by setting a password


The platform enforces the following rules for user account passwords:

  • Password may contain any unicode and special characters.

Also, the platform enforces the following rules for the /users/{user_id}/password endpoint:

  • Only API clients can access this endpoint.

  • Password can be changed only for user accounts located in sub-tenants.

  1. Authenticate to the cloud platform via the Python shell.

    The following variables should be available now:

    >>> base_url  # the base URL of the API
    >>> auth  # the 'Authorization' header value with the access token
    {'Authorization': 'Bearer eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsImtpZCI6ImMwMD...'}
    >>> tenant_id  # the UUID of the tenant to which the token provides access
  2. Assign the user_id variable the UUID of a user account created via the API or a user account found via search:

    >>> user_id = created_user_id
    >>> user_id
  3. Define a variable named password, and then assign the new user password to this variable:

    >>> password = {
    ...      "password": "newUserPassword312"
    ... }


    Value type






    A new password.

  4. Convert the password object to a JSON text:

    >>> password = json.dumps(password, indent=4)
    >>> print(password)
        "password": "newUserPassword312"
  5. Send a POST request with the JSON text to the /users/{user_id}/password endpoint:

    >>> response =
    ...     f'{base_url}/users/{user_id}/password',
    ...     headers={'Content-Type': 'application/json', **auth},
    ...     data=password,
    ... )
  6. Check the status code of the response:

    >>> response.status_code

    Status code 204 means that the password has been changed.

    A different status code means that an error has occurred. For the details, refer to “Status and error codes”.