AWS::IAM::SAMLProvider - AWS CloudFormation

AWS::IAM::SAMLProvider

Creates an IAM resource that describes an identity provider (IdP) that supports SAML 2.0.

The SAML provider resource that you create with this operation can be used as a principal in an IAM role's trust policy. Such a policy can enable federated users who sign in using the SAML IdP to assume the role. You can create an IAM role that supports Web-based single sign-on (SSO) to the AWS Management Console or one that supports API access to AWS.

When you create the SAML provider resource, you upload a SAML metadata document that you get from your IdP. That document includes the issuer's name, expiration information, and keys that can be used to validate the SAML authentication response (assertions) that the IdP sends. You must generate the metadata document using the identity management software that is used as your organization's IdP.

Note

This operation requires Signature Version 4.

For more information, see Enabling SAML 2.0 federated users to access the AWS Management Console and About SAML 2.0-based federation in the IAM User Guide.

Syntax

To declare this entity in your AWS CloudFormation template, use the following syntax:

JSON

{ "Type" : "AWS::IAM::SAMLProvider", "Properties" : { "Name" : String, "SamlMetadataDocument" : String, "Tags" : [ Tag, ... ] } }

YAML

Type: AWS::IAM::SAMLProvider Properties: Name: String SamlMetadataDocument: String Tags: - Tag

Properties

Name

The name of the provider to create.

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: _+=,.@-

Required: No

Type: String

Minimum: 1

Maximum: 128

Pattern: [\w._-]+

Update requires: Replacement

SamlMetadataDocument

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.

For more information, see About SAML 2.0-based federation in the IAM User Guide

Required: Yes

Type: String

Minimum: 1000

Maximum: 10000000

Update requires: No interruption

Tags

A list of tags that you want to attach to the new IAM SAML provider. Each tag consists of a key name and an associated value. For more information about tagging, see Tagging IAM resources in the IAM User Guide.

Note

If any one of the tags is invalid or if you exceed the allowed maximum number of tags, then the entire request fails and the resource is not created.

Required: No

Type: List of Tag

Maximum: 50

Update requires: No interruption

Return values

Ref

When you pass the logical ID of this resource to the intrinsic Ref function, Ref returns the ARN.

For more information about using the Ref function, see Ref.

Fn::GetAtt

The Fn::GetAtt intrinsic function returns a value for a specified attribute of this type. The following are the available attributes and sample return values.

For more information about using the Fn::GetAtt intrinsic function, see Fn::GetAtt.

Arn

Returns the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the specified AWS::IAM::SAMLProvider resource.