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[ aws . cognito-idp ]



Gets information about a specific IdP.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--user-pool-id <value>
--provider-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--user-pool-id (string)

The user pool ID.

--provider-name (string)

The IdP name.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To describe an identity provider

This example describes an identity provider named Facebook.


aws cognito-idp describe-identity-provider --user-pool-id us-west-2_aaaaaaaaa --provider-name Facebook


  "IdentityProvider": {
      "UserPoolId": "us-west-2_aaaaaaaaa",
      "ProviderName": "Facebook",
      "ProviderType": "Facebook",
      "ProviderDetails": {
          "attributes_url": "",
          "attributes_url_add_attributes": "true",
          "authorize_scopes": myscope",
          "authorize_url": "",
          "client_id": "11111",
          "client_secret": "11111",
          "token_request_method": "GET",
          "token_url": ""
      "AttributeMapping": {
          "username": "id"
      "IdpIdentifiers": [],
      "LastModifiedDate": 1548105901.736,
      "CreationDate": 1548105901.736


IdentityProvider -> (structure)

The IdP that was deleted.

UserPoolId -> (string)

The user pool ID.

ProviderName -> (string)

The IdP name.

ProviderType -> (string)

The IdP type.

ProviderDetails -> (map)

The IdP details. The following list describes the provider detail keys for each IdP type.

  • For Google and Login with Amazon:
    • client_id
    • client_secret
    • authorize_scopes
  • For Facebook:
    • client_id
    • client_secret
    • authorize_scopes
    • api_version
  • For Sign in with Apple:
    • client_id
    • team_id
    • key_id
    • private_key You can submit a private_key when you add or update an IdP. Describe operations don't return the private key.
    • authorize_scopes
  • For OIDC providers:
    • client_id
    • client_secret
    • attributes_request_method
    • oidc_issuer
    • authorize_scopes
    • The following keys are only present if Amazon Cognito didn't discover them at the oidc_issuer URL.
      • authorize_url
      • token_url
      • attributes_url
      • jwks_uri
    • Amazon Cognito sets the value of the following keys automatically. They are read-only.
      • attributes_url_add_attributes
  • For SAML providers:
    • MetadataFile or MetadataURL
    • IDPSignout optional

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

AttributeMapping -> (map)

A mapping of IdP attributes to standard and custom user pool attributes.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

IdpIdentifiers -> (list)

A list of IdP identifiers.


LastModifiedDate -> (timestamp)

The date the IdP was last modified.

CreationDate -> (timestamp)

The date the IdP was created.