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Amazon Cognito Federated Identities
API Reference (API Version 2014-06-30)

CreateIdentityPool

Creates a new identity pool. The identity pool is a store of user identity information that is specific to your AWS account. The limit on identity pools is 60 per account. The keys for SupportedLoginProviders are as follows:

  • Facebook: graph.facebook.com

  • Google: accounts.google.com

  • Amazon: www.amazon.com

  • Twitter: api.twitter.com

  • Digits: www.digits.com

You must use AWS Developer credentials to call this API.

Request Syntax

{
   "AllowUnauthenticatedIdentities": boolean,
   "CognitoIdentityProviders": [ 
      { 
         "ClientId": "string",
         "ProviderName": "string",
         "ServerSideTokenCheck": boolean
      }
   ],
   "DeveloperProviderName": "string",
   "IdentityPoolName": "string",
   "OpenIdConnectProviderARNs": [ "string" ],
   "SamlProviderARNs": [ "string" ],
   "SupportedLoginProviders": { 
      "string" : "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.

AllowUnauthenticatedIdentities

TRUE if the identity pool supports unauthenticated logins.

Type: Boolean

Required: Yes

CognitoIdentityProviders

An array of Amazon Cognito user pools and their client IDs.

Type: Array of CognitoIdentityProvider objects

Required: No

DeveloperProviderName

The "domain" by which Cognito will refer to your users. This name acts as a placeholder that allows your backend and the Cognito service to communicate about the developer provider. For the DeveloperProviderName, you can use letters as well as period (.), underscore (_), and dash (-).

Once you have set a developer provider name, you cannot change it. Please take care in setting this parameter.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\w._-]+

Required: No

IdentityPoolName

A string that you provide.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\w ]+

Required: Yes

OpenIdConnectProviderARNs

A list of OpendID Connect provider ARNs.

Type: Array of strings

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 20. Maximum length of 2048.

Required: No

SamlProviderARNs

An array of Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) of the SAML provider for your identity pool.

Type: Array of strings

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 20. Maximum length of 2048.

Required: No

SupportedLoginProviders

Optional key:value pairs mapping provider names to provider app IDs.

Type: String to string map

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\w.;_/-]+

Required: No

Response Syntax

{
   "AllowUnauthenticatedIdentities": boolean,
   "CognitoIdentityProviders": [ 
      { 
         "ClientId": "string",
         "ProviderName": "string",
         "ServerSideTokenCheck": boolean
      }
   ],
   "DeveloperProviderName": "string",
   "IdentityPoolId": "string",
   "IdentityPoolName": "string",
   "OpenIdConnectProviderARNs": [ "string" ],
   "SamlProviderARNs": [ "string" ],
   "SupportedLoginProviders": { 
      "string" : "string" 
   }
}

Response Elements

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

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

AllowUnauthenticatedIdentities

TRUE if the identity pool supports unauthenticated logins.

Type: Boolean

CognitoIdentityProviders

A list representing an Amazon Cognito user pool and its client ID.

Type: Array of CognitoIdentityProvider objects

DeveloperProviderName

The "domain" by which Cognito will refer to your users.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\w._-]+

IdentityPoolId

An identity pool ID in the format REGION:GUID.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 55.

Pattern: [\w-]+:[0-9a-f-]+

IdentityPoolName

A string that you provide.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\w ]+

OpenIdConnectProviderARNs

A list of OpendID Connect provider ARNs.

Type: Array of strings

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 20. Maximum length of 2048.

SamlProviderARNs

An array of Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) of the SAML provider for your identity pool.

Type: Array of strings

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 20. Maximum length of 2048.

SupportedLoginProviders

Optional key:value pairs mapping provider names to provider app IDs.

Type: String to string map

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\w.;_/-]+

Errors

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

InternalErrorException

Thrown when the service encounters an error during processing the request.

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidParameterException

Thrown for missing or bad input parameter(s).

HTTP Status Code: 400

LimitExceededException

Thrown when the total number of user pools has exceeded a preset limit.

HTTP Status Code: 400

NotAuthorizedException

Thrown when a user is not authorized to access the requested resource.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceConflictException

Thrown when a user tries to use a login which is already linked to another account.

HTTP Status Code: 400

TooManyRequestsException

Thrown when a request is throttled.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

CreateIdentityPool

The following examples show a request and response for CreateIdentityPool. The request and response bodies have been edited for readability and may not match the stated Content-Length values. Note: For the key "api.twitter.com" and "www.digits.com" the value to be set in the dictionary is a concatenation of the consumer key and consumer secret strings separated by a semicolon.

Sample Request


POST / HTTP/1.1
CONTENT-TYPE: application/json
CONTENT-LENGTH: 369
X-AMZ-TARGET: com.amazonaws.cognito.identity.model.AWSCognitoIdentityService.CreateIdentityPool
HOST: <endpoint>
X-AMZ-DATE: 20140804T205551Z
AUTHORIZATION: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=<credential>, SignedHeaders=content-type;content-length;host;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=<signature>

{
    "IdentityPoolName": "MyIdentityPool",
    "AllowUnauthenticatedIdentities": true,
    "SupportedLoginProviders":
    {
        "graph.facebook.com": "7346241598935555",
        "accounts.google.com": "123456789012.apps.googleusercontent.com",
        "www.amazon.com": "amzn1.application-oa2-client.188a56d827a7d6555a8b67a5d",
        "api.twitter.com": "xvz1evFS4wEEPTGEFPHBog;kAcSOqF21Fu85e7zjz7ZN2U4ZRhfV3WpwPAoE3Z7kBw",
        "www.digits.com": "xvz1evFS4wEEPTGEFPHBog;kAcSOqF21Fu85e7zjz7ZN2U4ZRhfV3WpwPAoE3Z7kBw"
    }
}
            

Sample Response


1.1 200 OK
x-amzn-requestid: 15cc73a1-0780-460c-91e8-e12ef034e116
date: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:55:52 GMT
content-type: application/json
content-length: 1091

{
    "AllowUnauthenticatedIdentities": true,
    "IdentityPoolId": "us-east-1:1cf667a2-49a6-454b-9e45-23199EXAMPLE",
    "IdentityPoolName": "MyIdentityPool",
    "SupportedLoginProviders":
    {
        "accounts.google.com": "123456789012.apps.googleusercontent.com",
        "graph.facebook.com": "7346241598935555",
        "www.amazon.com": "amzn1.application-oa2-client.188a56d827a7d6555a8b67a5d",
        "api.twitter.com": "xvz1evFS4wEEPTGEFPHBog;kAcSOqF21Fu85e7zjz7ZN2U4ZRhfV3WpwPAoE3Z7kBw",
        "www.digits.com": "xvz1evFS4wEEPTGEFPHBog;kAcSOqF21Fu85e7zjz7ZN2U4ZRhfV3WpwPAoE3Z7kBw"
    }
}
            

See Also

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