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[ aws . cognito-idp ]



Updates the specified group with the specified attributes.

Calling this action requires developer credentials.


If you don't provide a value for an attribute, it will be set to the default value.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--group-name <value>
--user-pool-id <value>
[--description <value>]
[--role-arn <value>]
[--precedence <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--group-name (string)

The name of the group.

--user-pool-id (string)

The user pool ID for the user pool.

--description (string)

A string containing the new description of the group.

--role-arn (string)

The new role ARN for the group. This is used for setting the cognito:roles and cognito:preferred_role claims in the token.

--precedence (integer)

The new precedence value for the group. For more information about this parameter, see CreateGroup .

--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 update a group

This example updates the description and precedence for MyGroup.


aws cognito-idp update-group --user-pool-id us-west-2_aaaaaaaaa --group-name MyGroup --description "New description" --precedence 2


  "Group": {
      "GroupName": "MyGroup",
      "UserPoolId": "us-west-2_aaaaaaaaa",
      "Description": "New description",
      "RoleArn": "arn:aws:iam::111111111111:role/MyRole",
      "Precedence": 2,
      "LastModifiedDate": 1548800862.812,
      "CreationDate": 1548097827.125


Group -> (structure)

The group object for the group.

GroupName -> (string)

The name of the group.

UserPoolId -> (string)

The user pool ID for the user pool.

Description -> (string)

A string containing the description of the group.

RoleArn -> (string)

The role ARN for the group.

Precedence -> (integer)

A nonnegative integer value that specifies the precedence of this group relative to the other groups that a user can belong to in the user pool. If a user belongs to two or more groups, it is the group with the highest precedence whose role ARN will be used in the cognito:roles and cognito:preferred_role claims in the user's tokens. Groups with higher Precedence values take precedence over groups with lower Precedence values or with null Precedence values.

Two groups can have the same Precedence value. If this happens, neither group takes precedence over the other. If two groups with the same Precedence have the same role ARN, that role is used in the cognito:preferred_role claim in tokens for users in each group. If the two groups have different role ARNs, the cognito:preferred_role claim is not set in users' tokens.

The default Precedence value is null.

LastModifiedDate -> (timestamp)

The date the group was last modified.

CreationDate -> (timestamp)

The date the group was created.