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admin user Command Group¤

List, create, delete and modify user accounts.

This command group is an opinionated interface to the Keycloak realm of your Corporate Memory instance. In order to be able to manage user data, the configured cmemc connection account needs to be equipped with the manage-users role in the used realm.

User accounts are identified by a username which unique in the scope of the used realm.

In case your Corporate Memory deployment does not use the default deployment layout, the following additional config variables can be used in your connection configuration: KEYCLOAK_BASE_URI defaults to /auth on CMEM_BASE_URI and locates your Keycloak deployment; KEYCLOAK_REALM_ID defaults to cmem and identifies the used realm.

admin user list¤

List user accounts.

$ cmemc admin user list [OPTIONS]

Outputs a list of user accounts, which can be used to get an overview as well as a reference for the other commands of the admin user command group.

--raw                    Outputs raw JSON.
--filter <TEXT TEXT>...  Filter users by one of the following filter names
                         and a corresponding value: enabled, email,
--id-only                Lists only username. This is useful for piping the
                         IDs into other commands.

admin user create¤

Create a user account.

$ cmemc admin user create USERNAME

This command creates a new user account.


The created user account has no metadata such as personal data or group assignments. In order to add these details to a user account, use the admin user update command.

admin user update¤

Update a user account.

$ cmemc admin user update [OPTIONS] USERNAME

This command updates metadata and group assignments of a user account.

For each data value, a separate option needs to be used. All options can be combined in a single execution.


In order to assign a group to a user account, the group need to be added or imported to the realm upfront.

--first-name TEXT      Set a new first name.
--last-name TEXT       Set a new last name.
--email TEXT           Set a new email.
--assign-group TEXT    Assign a group.
--unassign-group TEXT  Unassign a group.

admin user delete¤

Delete a user account.

$ cmemc admin user delete USERNAME

This command deletes a user account from a realm.


The deletion of a user account does not delete the assigned groups of this account, only the assignments to these groups.

admin user password¤

Change the password of a user account.

$ cmemc admin user password [OPTIONS] USERNAME

With this command, the password of a user account can be changed. The default execution mode of this command is an interactive prompt which asks for the password (twice). In order automate password changes, you can use the --value option.


Providing passwords on the command line can be dangerous (e.g. due to a potential exploitation in the shell history). A suggested more save way for automation is to provide the password in a variable first (e.g. with NEW_PASS=$(pwgen -1 40)) and use it afterward in the cmemc call: cmemc admin user password max --value ${NEW_PASS}.

--value TEXT      With this option, the new password can be set in a non-
                  interactive way.
--temporary       If enabled, the user must change the password on next
--request-change  If enabled, will send a email to user to reset the

admin user open¤

Open user in the browser.

$ cmemc admin user open [USERNAMES]...

With this command, you can open a user in the keycloak console in your browser to change them.

The command accepts multiple usernames which results in opening multiple browser tabs.