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update-user-attributes

Description

Allows a user to update a specific attribute (one at a time).

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  update-user-attributes
--user-attributes <value>
--access-token <value>
[--client-metadata <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--user-attributes (list)

An array of name-value pairs representing user attributes.

For custom attributes, you must prepend the custom: prefix to the attribute name.

Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "Name": "string",
    "Value": "string"
  }
  ...
]

--access-token (string)

The access token for the request to update user attributes.

--client-metadata (map)

A map of custom key-value pairs that you can provide as input for any custom workflows that this action triggers.

You create custom workflows by assigning AWS Lambda functions to user pool triggers. When you use the UpdateUserAttributes API action, Amazon Cognito invokes the function that is assigned to the custom message trigger. When Amazon Cognito invokes this function, it passes a JSON payload, which the function receives as input. This payload contains a clientMetadata attribute, which provides the data that you assigned to the ClientMetadata parameter in your UpdateUserAttributes request. In your function code in AWS Lambda, you can process the clientMetadata value to enhance your workflow for your specific needs.

For more information, see Customizing User Pool Workflows with Lambda Triggers in the Amazon Cognito Developer Guide .

Note

Take the following limitations into consideration when you use the ClientMetadata parameter:

  • Amazon Cognito does not store the ClientMetadata value. This data is available only to AWS Lambda triggers that are assigned to a user pool to support custom workflows. If your user pool configuration does not include triggers, the ClientMetadata parameter serves no purpose.
  • Amazon Cognito does not validate the ClientMetadata value.
  • Amazon Cognito does not encrypt the the ClientMetadata value, so don't use it to provide sensitive information.

Shorthand Syntax:

KeyName1=string,KeyName2=string

JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"
  ...}

--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.

Examples

To update user attributes

This example updates the user attribute "nickname".

Command:

aws cognito-idp update-user-attributes --access-token ACCESS_TOKEN --user-attributes Name="nickname",Value="Dan"

Output

CodeDeliveryDetailsList -> (list)

The code delivery details list from the server for the request to update user attributes.

(structure)

The code delivery details being returned from the server.

Destination -> (string)

The destination for the code delivery details.

DeliveryMedium -> (string)

The delivery medium (email message or phone number).

AttributeName -> (string)

The attribute name.