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Updates the metadata document for an existing SAML provider resource object.


This operation requires Signature Version 4 .

See also: AWS API Documentation


--saml-metadata-document <value>
--saml-provider-arn <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--saml-metadata-document (string)

An XML document generated by an identity provider (IdP) that supports SAML 2.0. The document includes the issuer's name, expiration information, and keys that can be used to validate the SAML authentication response (assertions) that are received from the IdP. You must generate the metadata document using the identity management software that is used as your organization's IdP.

--saml-provider-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the SAML provider to update.

For more information about ARNs, see Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) and AWS Service Namespaces in the AWS General Reference .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.


To update the metadata document for an existing SAML provider

This example updates the SAML provider in IAM whose ARN is arn:aws:iam::123456789012:saml-provider/SAMLADFS with a new SAML metadata document from the file SAMLMetaData.xml:

aws iam update-saml-provider --saml-metadata-document file://SAMLMetaData.xml --saml-provider-arn arn:aws:iam::123456789012:saml-provider/SAMLADFS


  "SAMLProviderArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:saml-provider/SAMLADFS"

For more information, see Using SAML Providers in the Using IAM guide.


SAMLProviderArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the SAML provider that was updated.