UpdateOpenIDConnectProviderThumbprint - AWS Identity and Access Management


Replaces the existing list of server certificate thumbprints associated with an OpenID Connect (OIDC) provider resource object with a new list of thumbprints.

The list that you pass with this operation completely replaces the existing list of thumbprints. (The lists are not merged.)

Typically, you need to update a thumbprint only when the identity provider certificate changes, which occurs rarely. However, if the provider's certificate does change, any attempt to assume an IAM role that specifies the OIDC provider as a principal fails until the certificate thumbprint is updated.


AWS secures communication with OIDC identity providers (IdPs) using our library of trusted root certificate authorities (CAs) to verify the JSON Web Key Set (JWKS) endpoint's TLS certificate. If your OIDC IdP relies on a certificate that is not signed by one of these trusted CAs, only then we secure communication using the thumbprints set in the IdP's configuration.


Trust for the OIDC provider is derived from the provider certificate and is validated by the thumbprint. Therefore, it is best to limit access to the UpdateOpenIDConnectProviderThumbprint operation to highly privileged users.

Request Parameters

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


The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM OIDC provider resource object for which you want to update the thumbprint. You can get a list of OIDC provider ARNs by using the ListOpenIDConnectProviders operation.

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


A list of certificate thumbprints that are associated with the specified IAM OpenID Connect provider. For more information, see CreateOpenIDConnectProvider.

Type: Array of strings

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 40.

Required: Yes


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 UpdateOpenIDConnectProviderThumbprint.

Sample Request

https://iam.amazonaws.com/?Action=UpdateOpenIDConnectProviderThumbprint &ThumbprintList.list.1=c3768084dfb3d2b68b7897bf5f565da8eEXAMPLE &OpenIDConnectProviderArn=arn:aws:iam::123456789012:oidc-provider/server.example.com &Version=2010-05-08 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<UpdateOpenIDConnectProviderThumbprintResponse xmlns="https://iam.amazonaws.com/doc/2010-05-08/"> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>29b6031c-4f66-11e4-aefa-bfd6aEXAMPLE</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </UpdateOpenIDConnectProviderThumbprintResponse>

See Also

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