GetSAMLProvider - AWS Identity and Access Management


Returns the SAML provider metadocument that was uploaded when the IAM SAML provider resource object was created or updated.


This operation requires Signature Version 4.

Request Parameters

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


The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the SAML provider resource object in IAM to get information about.

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

Type: String

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

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The date and time when the SAML provider was created.

Type: Timestamp


The XML metadata document that includes information about an identity provider.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1000. Maximum length of 10000000.


A list of tags that are attached to the specified IAM SAML provider. The returned list of tags is sorted by tag key. For more information about tagging, see Tagging IAM resources in the IAM User Guide.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Array Members: Maximum number of 50 items.


The expiration date and time for the SAML provider.

Type: Timestamp


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


The request was rejected because an invalid or out-of-range value was supplied for an input parameter.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request was rejected because it referenced a resource entity that does not exist. The error message describes the resource.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500



This example illustrates one usage of GetSAMLProvider.

Sample Request &Name=arn:aws:iam::123456789012:saml-provider/MyUniversity &Version=2010-05-08 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<GetSAMLProviderResponse xmlns=""> <GetSAMLProviderResult> <CreateDate>2012-05-09T16:27:11Z</CreateDate> <ValidUntil>2015-12-31T211:59:59Z</ValidUntil> <SAMLMetadataDocument>Pd9fexDssTkRgGNqs...DxptfEs==</SAMLMetadataDocument> </GetSAMLProviderResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>29f47818-99f5-11e1-a4c3-27EXAMPLE804</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </GetSAMLProviderResponse>

See Also

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