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Amazon Cognito Identity Provider
API Reference (API Version 2016-04-18)

ChangePassword

Changes the password for a specified user in a user pool.

Request Syntax

{
   "AccessToken": "string",
   "PreviousPassword": "string",
   "ProposedPassword": "string"
}

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

AccessToken

The access token.

Type: String

Pattern: [A-Za-z0-9-_=.]+

Required: Yes

PreviousPassword

The old password.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 6. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [\S]+

Required: Yes

ProposedPassword

The new password.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 6. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [\S]+

Required: Yes

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

InternalErrorException

This exception is thrown when Amazon Cognito encounters an internal error.

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidParameterException

This exception is thrown when the Amazon Cognito service encounters an invalid parameter.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidPasswordException

This exception is thrown when the Amazon Cognito service encounters an invalid password.

HTTP Status Code: 400

LimitExceededException

This exception is thrown when a user exceeds the limit for a requested AWS resource.

HTTP Status Code: 400

NotAuthorizedException

This exception is thrown when a user is not authorized.

HTTP Status Code: 400

PasswordResetRequiredException

This exception is thrown when a password reset is required.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceNotFoundException

This exception is thrown when the Amazon Cognito service cannot find the requested resource.

HTTP Status Code: 400

TooManyRequestsException

This exception is thrown when the user has made too many requests for a given operation.

HTTP Status Code: 400

UserNotConfirmedException

This exception is thrown when a user is not confirmed successfully.

HTTP Status Code: 400

UserNotFoundException

This exception is thrown when a user is not found.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: