mc admin user enable


The mc admin user enable command enables a MinIO user on the target MinIO deployment.

Clients can only use enabled users to authenticate to the MinIO deployment. Users created using mc admin user add are enabled by default.

To manage external Identity Provider users, see OIDC or AD/LDAP.

The following command enables user myuser on the myminio MinIO deployment:

mc admin user enable myminio myuser

The command has the following syntax:

mc [GLOBALFLAGS] admin user enable    \
                            ALIAS     \
  • Brackets [] indicate optional parameters.

  • Parameters sharing a line are mutually dependent.

  • Parameters separated using the pipe | operator are mutually exclusive.

Copy the example to a text editor and modify as-needed before running the command in the terminal/shell.



The alias of the MinIO deployment with the user to enable.


The username of the user to enable.

Global Flags

This command supports any of the global flags.


Enable a User

Use mc admin user enable to enable a user on a MinIO deployment.

mc admin user enable ALIAS USERNAME
  • Replace ALIAS with the alias of the MinIO deployment.

  • Replace USERNAME with the username of the user to enable.


S3 Compatibility

The mc commandline tool is built for compatibility with the AWS S3 API and is tested with MinIO and AWS S3 for expected functionality and behavior.

MinIO provides no guarantees for other S3-compatible services, as their S3 API implementation is unknown and therefore unsupported. While mc commands may work as documented, any such usage is at your own risk.