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[ aws . cognito-idp ]



Lists the users in the Amazon Cognito user pool.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--user-pool-id <value>
[--attributes-to-get <value>]
[--limit <value>]
[--pagination-token <value>]
[--filter <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--user-pool-id (string)

The user pool ID for the user pool on which the search should be performed.

--attributes-to-get (list)

An array of strings, where each string is the name of a user attribute to be returned for each user in the search results. If the array is null, all attributes are returned.


"string" "string" ...

--limit (integer)

Maximum number of users to be returned.

--pagination-token (string)

An identifier that was returned from the previous call to this operation, which can be used to return the next set of items in the list.

--filter (string)

A filter string of the form "AttributeName Filter-Type "AttributeValue "". Quotation marks within the filter string must be escaped using the backslash () character. For example, "family_name = "Reddy"".

  • AttributeName : The name of the attribute to search for. You can only search for one attribute at a time.
  • Filter-Type : For an exact match, use =, for example, "given_name = "Jon"". For a prefix ("starts with") match, use ^=, for example, "given_name ^= "Jon"".
  • AttributeValue : The attribute value that must be matched for each user.

If the filter string is empty, ListUsers returns all users in the user pool.

You can only search for the following standard attributes:

  • username (case-sensitive)
  • email
  • phone_number
  • name
  • given_name
  • family_name
  • preferred_username
  • cognito:user_status (called Status in the Console) (case-insensitive)
  • status (called **Enabled** in the Console) (case-sensitive)
  • sub

Custom attributes are not searchable.

For more information, see Searching for Users Using the ListUsers API and Examples of Using the ListUsers API in the Amazon Cognito Developer Guide .

--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 list users

This example lists up to 20 users.


aws cognito-idp list-users --user-pool-id us-west-2_aaaaaaaaa --limit 20


  "Users": [
          "Username": "22704aa3-fc10-479a-97eb-2af5806bd327",
          "Enabled": true,
          "UserStatus": "FORCE_CHANGE_PASSWORD",
          "UserCreateDate": 1548089817.683,
          "UserLastModifiedDate": 1548089817.683,
          "Attributes": [
                  "Name": "sub",
                  "Value": "22704aa3-fc10-479a-97eb-2af5806bd327"
                  "Name": "email_verified",
                  "Value": "true"
                  "Name": "email",
                  "Value": ""


Users -> (list)

The users returned in the request to list users.


The user type.

Username -> (string)

The user name of the user you wish to describe.

Attributes -> (list)

A container with information about the user type attributes.


Specifies whether the attribute is standard or custom.

Name -> (string)

The name of the attribute.

Value -> (string)

The value of the attribute.

UserCreateDate -> (timestamp)

The creation date of the user.

UserLastModifiedDate -> (timestamp)

The last modified date of the user.

Enabled -> (boolean)

Specifies whether the user is enabled.

UserStatus -> (string)

The user status. Can be one of the following:

  • UNCONFIRMED - User has been created but not confirmed.
  • CONFIRMED - User has been confirmed.
  • ARCHIVED - User is no longer active.
  • COMPROMISED - User is disabled due to a potential security threat.
  • UNKNOWN - User status is not known.
  • RESET_REQUIRED - User is confirmed, but the user must request a code and reset his or her password before he or she can sign in.
  • FORCE_CHANGE_PASSWORD - The user is confirmed and the user can sign in using a temporary password, but on first sign-in, the user must change his or her password to a new value before doing anything else.

MFAOptions -> (list)

The MFA options for the user.


Specifies the different settings for multi-factor authentication (MFA).

DeliveryMedium -> (string)

The delivery medium (email message or SMS message) to send the MFA code.

AttributeName -> (string)

The attribute name of the MFA option type.

PaginationToken -> (string)

An identifier that was returned from the previous call to this operation, which can be used to return the next set of items in the list.