Users command fails due to extra arguments

Symptoms:

  • The users command fails with the following message: ERROR: extra arguments [...] were provided.

Resolution:

This error occurs when the users tool is parsing the input and finds unexpected arguments. This can happen when there are special characters used in some of the arguments. For example, on Windows systems the , character is considered a parameter separator; in other words -r role1,role2 is translated to -r role1 role2 and the users tool only recognizes role1 as an expected parameter. The solution here is to quote the parameter: -r "role1,role2".

For more information about this command, see Users Command.